youre a kid at heart phil

ummm … why was this video so cute??? why was phil offering up nostalgic stories from his childhood every 3 minutes? why were they so fond of the family bonding time? of picking childrens clothing for dab???? ive not felt true emotions during a sims vid in so long??????? ? anyway here r some thoughts:

  • why did they try to make bowling strike noises for 30 actual whole seconds
  • phil dragging dan for not being able to read the word ‘mirage.’ good
  • the fact that phil kinda sorta equated the connotations of ’mate’ and ‘friend’ with ‘partner’ gave me heart palpitations ahhhhh partner is legit my fav word for what dnp are to each other and to hear it used in the same context as phil’s cheeky use of friend/mate was v affirming
  • apparently a typical dad move, according to phil, is stealing your child’s electronics. when phil got his first iPhone his dad took it and put angry birds on it? for some reason this is vital information to me
  • letting your child have cake on the bed is terrible parenting. both of them agree
  • when phil was a kid he had a toy where you rubbed its back and sparks came out. uhhh cute and also concerning
  • phil singing ‘fireman dan’ made me giggle and simultaneously forced me to reminisce on the fireman pic from their ‘dan and phil go to work’ calendar
  • the wholeeeeee bit where they’re looking through dab’s clothing choices made my heart melt. they are so supportive of eccentric fashion choices and they’re def going to be the dads that let their kids pick out their own clothes and support their choices and their individuality no matter what
  • omg 4:51 and phil saying, ‘you can make references that are old dan’ holy shit this bit. once again i love phil not taking dan’s shit and i love how fucking synchronized that god damn joke noise they make is, like they somehow made them at nearly the exact same microsecond??? and i have so many thoughts about this bc they both tend to make that noise when the other messes up or says something wrong or has a word flub of some sort, and it has always struck me as being something they use to dilute the awkwardness of that kind of misspeak??? like to take the attention away from the misspeak itself and draw each other out of the awkwardness of that moment by making each other laugh w this weird goose noise instead?? which is just??? fucking cute? i feel like in this instance the applicability was that dan didn’t have a retort to phil when phil stood up for himself so instead of just staying awkwardly silent he makes this goose noise (v slightly before phil does) as a way of being like lol this is awk i have nothing to say pls help me here and phil v instinctively/automatically follows as a way of joining in and being like it’s all good, you’re good, this is chill, pls don’t feel awk for not coming up w a witty response, and look now we’re laughing!!! and that’s the purpose that noise generally always serves them?? at least it seems that way to me, but idk like obvi i have no real basis for understanding exactly what the origin and meaning of this reflex is for them, this is sort of just how it seems from the many instances we’ve seen of them doing this. either way overall it’s just such a cute and  warm lil thing they do bc its so obvi instinctive at this point and a shared gesture that makes them laugh and i love it
  • phil wasn’t allowed ripped/distressed jeans when he was younger. those traditionalist lesters staying true to their colors
  • dan thinks phil could be a stylist wow that is like the height of praise coming from the dark prince of fashion himself
  • dan thinks its cute when dab is in the parental bed while phil yells ‘get out’ hahahaha
  • phil used to talk to the monster under his bed bc of course he did
  • ok omg the whole bit starting at 9:30. holy shit y’all. i’m baffled. they’re having what seems like a v benign convo about sleepovers during their youth and talking about the frustrations of having to sleep on the floor and dan says “the older you get, the more you’re like what the hell i’m so uncomfortable i wish i was just asleep right now.” and then wATCH HIM from 9:38 to 9:42 like what is he doing why did he follow up that contextually very chill statement with that intense stare into the camera and pointed sip of his water I’m SO confused. this immediately made me think about double meanings to that statement and the main thing that occurred to me was that it was an allusion to their separate beds,, that the older you get the more you value comfort when you’re sleeping over the fun of having a “sleepover with your friend” and one possible fix for that is sleeping in a separate bed to your “””friend”””???? idk??? am v open to other interpretations tho i have no idea, and like of course maybe dan is just being inadvertently cheeky but idk that jst seemed like SUCH an intentional stare and i am going to be kept up at night wondering what it all MEANS
  • dank brekkerini dan’s right i want to fight him for that
  • phil’s grandma used to cut up apples and sprinkled sugar on them depending on the activities they were doing wow why is his whole family quite literally the sweetest
  • phil correcting dan by pointing out that you could always cook a gourmet meal and dan’s only available response being “well … shut up” wow fucking shots fired
  • dan is incensed at the wasted breakfast bar. why is dan literally obsessed w breakfast bars
  • 12:56 another synchronized moment when they both say brayden in an obnoxious attempt at an american accent
  • i love that they are both immediately in agreement that the only reason to go to a bowling alley would be to play on the ddr machine fuckin nerds
  • martyn worked as a mascot at a bowling alley for his work experience prime lester family trivs. also cute ass mental image
  • their shared reflection about bowling with the bumpers up and the dumb toxic masculinity of teenage boys fuCK YES
  • editing mistake numero uno: they overlaid a backing track for tabitha’s bowling turn starting at 14:27 but then kept the music in for like a full THREE AND A HALF minutes omg (it plays on repeat until 17:57 lmao i was ready to click out of the video it was so annoying)
  • editing mistake numero dos: they do the exACT SAME THING with yet another backing track starting at 19:57 and continuing for like one min this time ugh omg (tbh its kind of fun to see such a blatant reminder that they’re just human beings who were either v jet lagged or v distracted by their fam vacay while editing this)

this video was good. i’m gonna go shower and continue to be haunted by that fucking sleepover comment and dan’s stare. good night 

(sims #40)

anonymous asked:

tell us why perfect by ed sheeran is about phan

perfect is easily one of the most romantic ballads since thinking out loud and ed has even said that he views it an outperformance in comparison to thinking out loud, which is interesting in this context considering how relevant thinking out loud is to everyone who remembers what happened at the 2015 brit awards. it was quite an iconic moment and it’s something people still talk about, so it’s especially intriguing that the song perfect is directly connected to it and treated as somewhat of a sequel

it also happens to describe dan and phil’s history together from past to present very accurately

honestly, i don’t listen to ed sheeran’s music regularly and although the lyrics aren’t the deepest or the most unconventional, i’ve been itching to write down some thoughts

[listen to the song here to set the mood]

[Verse 1]

I found a love for me

Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead

Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet

Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

we’ll start right off with the first four lines in verse 1, which i believe are being sung from phil’s perspective (however, the perspectives are subjective and can change throughout the song) these lyrics mirror the start of dan and phil’s relationship. phil was generally more mature when him and dan first started talking, age wise and experience wise. phil could’ve technically been considered an adult while dan was still very young and inexperienced, hence why “Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead” is so fitting here. dan and phil were both very quick to love and didn’t think so much about the consequences of their decision to trust each other so quickly. phil quite literally invited dan to dive right in and follow his lead, professionally and personally. the last line can be used to describe just how unexpected it must’ve been for phil when dan came along. early on, dan’s main priority was waiting. waiting for phil’s responses on twitter. waiting for phil’s dm’s. waiting for phil’s texts. waiting for those 5 hour skype calls with phil. waiting to meet phil. only until later on did phil realize that dan was the someone for him

‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love

Not knowing what it was

I will not give you up this time

But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own

And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

in the second half of verse 1, the first two lines once again touch on dan and phil’s maturity levels when they first met, referring to them as kids. they behaved as kids would, acting silly and goofy with each other and relishing in each other’s youth, savoring the honeymoon stage as much as they could. but with being a kid comes immaturity, and that side of them showed through some of their reckless behavior. they treaded on thin ice while not knowing what was beneath it as boundaries or limits really didn’t exist for them in the early days of their relationship

[Chorus]

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath

But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

this is where the tenses change and the song switches its focus on what is happening in the present, unlike the two verses in the song which seem to be reminiscing on the early days of a relationship. the first two lines of the chorus describe the bond that dan and phil have now and the moments that they share together. dancing in the dark in each other’s arms and listening to their favorite song implies that it could be a song that holds a special meaning for both of them specifically or a song that they are both able to connect to and enjoy together as best friends/lovers/etc because it reminds them of each other. the plural pronoun choice in that second line is accurate considering dan and phil share pretty much everything

[Verse 2]

Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know

She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home

I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets

To carry love, to carry children of our own

the second line in this verse is probably the most important lines because the song directs its focus away from the present and jumps directly backwards into the past, treating the chorus almost like it was was a mere glimpse into the future. dan and phil quite literally shared each other’s dreams back in 2009, phil was a youtuber and dan was an aspiring one. and although they had no idea whether or not youtube would’ve become as massive of a platform as it is now, dan and phil still shared a lot of goals and also supported each other’s individual goals that the other might not have shared with them. so yes, technically they were still sharing each other’s dreams merely through mutual support regardless of whether or not both of them had those same exact dreams in mind. “I hope that someday I’ll share her home” is such a meaningful lyric because dan and phil never had any idea that they would’ve ever had the opportunity to move in with each other and change millions of people’s lives together. all they could hold onto at the time was hope. but that hope was so worth holding onto because now they’ve been sharing each other’s home for over 7 years, literally and metaphorically

the last two lines are pretty self explanatory. dan and phil know more about each other than anyone else does and some of the things that they feel comfortable sharing with each other are things that they wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing with anyone else. aside from secrets, they carry each other’s love, and even though they can’t literally “carry children,” they have created a family together. the meaning of family in this context is subjective, whether you want to consider it a family solely between the two of them or the family that they’ve made with their audience

We are still kids, but we’re so in love

Fighting against all odds

I know we’ll be alright this time

Darling, just hold my hand

Be my girl, I’ll be your man

I see my future in your eyes

once again there’s another tense shift. the lyrics are insinuating that the present relationship still has much room for growth but has remained very genuine, which is also true in dan and phil’s case because they are visibly growing with each day that passes. they are growing professionally and personally and the amount of that growth, even just recently, has been astronomical. they see their futures intertwined and they truly are so in love

as for that second line, read it and really let it sink in… “Fighting against all odds.” if dan and phil have done anything in their goddamn lives, it’s fighting all goddamn odds. the odds of phil’s replies to dan on twitter leading to dm’s, the odds of those dm’s leading to 5 hour skype calls, the odds of those skype calls eventually leading dan to buy a train ticket to piccadilly station and actually meet up with this man whom he had met online, the odds of them taking the biggest risk of their professional lives and moving in together in the heart of london so they could pursue a radio show that they had no idea would either pay off or go down in flames, the odds of them actually creating this life together, helping each other through their sudden rise to fame? the odds of them actually having the opportunity to create such a unique community and change people’s lives for the better? what dan and phil have is not what society would deem conventional, but they have beat every normative agenda out there and have literally defied all odds. there were so many potential setbacks… there were so many things that could’ve gone wrong… but they didn’t.

[Chorus 2]

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful

I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

[Chorus 3]

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms

Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song

I have faith in what I see

Now I know I have met an angel in person

And she looks perfect

I don’t deserve this

You look perfect tonight

these last two choruses are very similar to chorus 1 with a few minor lyrical changes

chorus 3 is a lot more confident and hopeful of the future, much like dan and phil seem to be at this current point in time. the view that they have of their future seems to be filled with such good things, like moving and adopting a dog and whatever other “life things” they might have in mind. but i think the most important thing to consider here is that their futures are so tightly bound to each other, and they have nothing but tremendous faith in each other. whatever their futures may hold, it holds them together

now end this analysis with a visual of dan and phil curled up together in phil’s bed, reminiscing on how all of this happened and just how lucky they are to have ended up in this current moment with each other

i’m not saying anything but… perfect is the perfect song for them

Kid!Phan (2) Masterlist

part one

Ages Through The Years - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan and Phil meet as kids, and this is them growing up together.

A Little More Love - crescendohowell

Summary: Dan and Phil met on the first day of kindergarten and from there it was history.  Or rather they became such close friends that many years later, when the feelings began to shift towards something other than friendship, both were terrified.

Babies (ao3) - iguessicantry

Summary: Dan overhears the adults talking about making babies. He soon believes he and Phil have made a huge mistake.

Blue Neighborhood - fluffyloser

Summary: Dan and Phil have known each other since they were kids, but their friendship has always been different.

Buddy System - litsy-kalyptica

Summary: Five-year-old Dan has a hero named Phil; he’s too young to know that heroes aren’t always as strong as they seem.

Childhood Best Friend - phanjam

Summary: Dan and Phil were born on the same day, in the same ward, and lived on the same street. This is the story of them growing up together, from the very beginning.

Did You Hear That? - phanwhenimbored

Summary: kid!phan Dan and Phil are having a sleepover at Dan’s house. They watch a scary movie and while Dan isn’t too scared, Phil is terrified.

Finally Found a Friend - phandabbydosey

Summary: Phil is deaf and when hes a little boy (primary school) and is really lonely but there comes a new kid named Dan who, plot twist, is also deaf.

Gosh, Your Lips Look Delicious - euphania

Summary: Dan and Phil are childhood friends and adult sense something.

Hand Holding Is Not Cool - jilliancares

Summary: Dan and Phil are supposed to hold hands when going to the shop alone, but Phil doesn’t want to.

Happy Valentine’s Day - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Phil hates Valentine’s Day, he thinks it’s a stupid holiday and he wants nothing to do with it. But after a new kid joins his classroom, he thinks that maybe this holiday isn’t so stupid after all.

Hiding Feelings And Seeking Friendship - adorablehowell

Summary: Dan and Phil are ten year olds who have become friends against all odds

Just A Little Bit Of Magic - uhnonniemiss

Summary: It’s Dan’s eleventh birthday, and he’s looking forward to getting his Hogwarts letter. There’s just one problem- Hogwarts isn’t real, so he won’t get one, right? Wrong, if your best friend is Phil Lester, apparently.

Little Lights In My Heart (ao3) - parttimestoryteller

Summary: Dan and Phil are children together, best friends from the offset. Even as they drift apart Phil’s little lights stay with Dan and he carries the theory with him through into old age.

Perfectly Normal (ao3) - TodayWe_Are_Infinite

Summary: Dan was 10 when he realized that the way he looked at his friend wasn’t normal. And people had started to notice. He refused to tell his mother why he was sent to the nurse’s office with a bloody nose. He tried not to tell Phil either, but his friend was excellent at coaxing things out of him.

Scary Storms - jilliancares

Summary: Dan gets saved from a thunderstorm by scary and cool Phil Lester when he was eleven and continues to be protected from them, even as a twenty year old.

The Polar Express - paeracosms

Summary: Children Dan and Phil find themselves aboard the Polar Express.

Wishes on Dandelions - discoveringemily

Summary: Phil has a best friend that no one else can see or talk to, Bear. Bear has been his best friend since he was 3. Phil is now 11 and still best friends with Bear. His parents have started to worry and takes him to a therapist. But what will happen to Phil if Bear is forced away from him?

Luminescence: Chapter 1

Masterlist

Summary:  Dan never expected Phil to seriously notice him. Sure, maybe he’d glance at his sign and laugh, but not even in his wildest dreams did he imagine actually getting called up onstage to do the one thing he’d dreamed of for years. But what happens when a simple kiss unexpectedly turns into something more?

Formerly titled “One for the Books”

Word Count (for this chapter): 3.1k

Genre: Fluffy smut

Extra tags: Musician AU, concerts, first kiss, getting together, first time

Warnings (for this chapter): Smut (but nothing explicit), swearing

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A/N: Based on a prompt from phanfic:

basically, dan is a total fangirl of phil, who’s a musician. phil does this thing, like halsey does, where he’ll be people’s first kiss at concerts. dan goes to his concert and phil notices dan, they kiss but it turns out to be a total make out session. you decide what happens next…

Yeah. Can you imagine how much I wanted to write this? Well, after nearly 3 long weeks, it’s finally here! I hope you enjoy!!

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Family

Summary: You’re a brand new actor and guest star on Supernatural, and filming a scene with Jensen has more complications than what was scripted.
Characters: Reader, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, various other SPN crew members
Word Count: 2949
Warnings: Detailed description of a panic attack, some angst, mock torture, talk of past physical abuse (not graphic), fluffy Jared and fluffy Jensen.
A/N: I was spitballing an RPF like this, where the reader gets scared by how good Jensen is at playing Dean and it shaped into this. This is my first RPF, and as always I would love feedback! This was beta’d by the lovely @queen-of-deans-booty. Thanks, lovey!

“Oh, sorry, hun. You okay?” Robin asked you, reacting to the grunt you let slip from your lips as she tightened the ropes around your wrists.

“Yeah, I’m good. Just not used to being tied to a chair,” you smiled shyly and giggled. Robin patted your arm and offered a reassuring smile before returning to the props table.

Kinky implications of being tied up aside, this was only your third acting gig since you moved to Vancouver, and the nerves still had not worn off. When you auditioned to play the part of Clara, a young and newly turned vampire that kidnapped children, you didn’t have high hopes. The thought of working with Jared and Jensen was a dream, and when you were called and told you got the part, you screamed in delight…sending your cat skittering from the room in fear.

A few short weeks passed and now here you were, tied to a chair on a set on Stage 3, waiting for Jared and Jensen to arrive to begin the scene. In this scene, Dean and Sam had kidnapped Clara and were torturing her to get the location of where the kids were being held. You were nervously biting at your lip, thinking of how you were going to get yourself into the headspace of reacting to being tortured when you heard that familiar warm giggle of Jared’s come into your earshot.

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Heart-Shaped Sucker

A/N: AHHHHHHJ IM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE BOOK IM SCREAMING BUT ITS ALSO NOT OUT FOR ME UNTIL THE 13TH SO IM OFFICIALLY IN HIDING UNTIL I CAN READ IT?? ENJOY THIS SMUT UNTIL THEN U SINNERS

Words:  6758 (holy crap)

Excerpt:  He pulls the stick out from between his teeth, and Phil then realizes that he had been sucking on a lollipop, red and heart-shaped. Dan’s mouth moves as he speaks, his lips wet and shiny with the effects of the sucker he’d slid against them temptingly, and when he places it back in his mouth so slowly, Phil’s stomach feels like it’s in knots.

Warnings: smut!!!! (blowjobs, pillow grinding), food mentions, swearing, nothing too bad just know there’s a lot of sexual themes

SEQUEL: Part Two

Part Three

Check out the gr8 art for this story!!: here

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Title: Wedding Rings and Cherry Blossoms

Drabbler: @outerspacehowlters

Doodler: @dantlers +link to playlist!

Beta: @eschatalogical

Warnings: none

Summary: In which a sleepy Dan and Phil discuss their favorite parts of their Japan honeymoon so far. Mountains of fluff and giggles lie ahead.

Word Count: 600

A/N: This is my first phandom little pop and let me just say, I had so much fun with this! Thanks to Alx for helping me whip this into shape and to Gray for the wonderful art and playlist! (Seriously go listen to it, there’s some v quality tunes on there) I hope you enjoy!!


“Hey, Phil,” Dan yawned, propping his arm on the plump pillow beside him, blinking in the midmorning Japanese sunshine. “What’s been your favourite part of this honeymoon so far? I mean, I know you’ve said you love everything but what’s been the absolute, all time best, the part that you’ll be raving about to your kids someday?”

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anonymous asked:

How would the band react to hearing their s/o singing Disney songs?

I’m currently updating from a hotel in Denver on my way back home from college and this is the best wifi I’ve had in months. I am so happy. Just thought I’d share. 


Murdoc Niccals:

  • He pretends not to recognize the music, but when you break out “The Lion King” soundtrack he breaks and sings along. What? He really relates to Scar, he reminds him of his father. 
  • He ONLY does this in secret. If anyone caught him singing along with you his good name would be ruined.
  • You have a video of him singing “Circle of Life” in his underwear (using Katsu as Simba), and you use it for blackmail.

Stu Pot (2D): 

  • Honestly he’d never heard of any of the Disney movies before because he’s rotted his brain with “Dawn of the Dead” instead. He likes them though, he thinks they’re happy and likes the sound of them. 
  • His favorite song is “Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book, because he thinks it’s fun to dance around like a monkey. It’s a pretty funny sight. 
  • You show him a few of the films from Disney and Pixar, and he comments on the lack of gore. But he doesn’t mind them as long as you don’t mind switching it up every so often with horror films on your movie nights. 

Russel Hobbs:

  • Oh man are you kidding? This is a grown-ass man that cried at the end of Toy Story 3. He loves Disney. He knows all the songs and all the movies up to 2010. 
  • His favorite song is “You’ll Be in my Heart” from Tarzan. He thinks it’s classy. Phil Collins is a classy dude. 
  • He’s not a fan of the newer princess movies but he always has a soft spot for Ratatouille. Something about that little mouse trying his best just makes him feel good. inc.

Noodle:

  • Um, on Noodle’s list of inspirational women, Mulan is pretty up there. She loves Disney, it helped her connect to her more feminine side when she was growing up in a house of boys. 
  • Her favorite song is without a doubt “I’ll Make a Man out of You,” because she knows the irony that being kick-ass isn’t gender exclusive. 
  • She full on knows the dance moves to most of the films, so you better believe if she catches you singing she’s right there with you. 
Expecting

Warnings: none

Rating: G

Word Count: 1577

Pregnancy with Dan requested by Anon

1st Trimester:

You found out before Dan, obviously. Sitting on the lip of the bathtub, you couldn’t really say you were surprised at the little pink lines staring back at you. It wasn’t like the two of you were trying or anything, but from the moment he had finished touring you had been all over each other, most of the time too into the moment to bother with protection. Completely you guys’ fault. You remembered the rush of joy that filled your veins when you thought about it. You were pregnant.

Phil was the first person you told. Not even your parents or your best friend. Phil. After the happiness had set in, worry hit you. What if Dan didn’t want kids? His career was entirely too demanding right now, not to mention you didn’t even know if you could handle a child. You had explained all of this to Phil through tears, sitting on his floor. Ever the rock, the dark-haired male told you that you were going to be fine, and that Dan would be thrilled. There was nothing to worry about.

Dan was thrilled.

He was more excited than you were, he went to nearly every doctor’s appointment with you. While the first trimester is usually the most difficult for women, the first half of it went pretty well. You went about things normally, if only getting tired easier and craving saltier foods. The second half took a turn, unfortunately. Whereas you could pretty much eat anything before, now food refused to stay in your stomach. Breast pain had started much sooner than you would’ve liked, and though Dan appreciated your increased cup size, you stopped letting him touch them. He had no issue rubbing your lower back when the soreness hit there, though.

2nd Trimester:

Adorably named the Honeymoon Period of pregnancy, you were grateful that everything had died down. You had a noticeable bump now, your favorite skinny jeans didn’t fit anymore. You often would wear Dan’s sweats, since they stretched comfortably over your middle. You knew that maternity shopping would be necessary soon. Despite knowing the weight gain was due to your little bean, you weren’t a fan of how quickly you were starting to put on the pounds. Dan’s new job was reminding you that you were not, in fact, getting fatter, but instead your child was growing strong and healthy inside of you. Since the bump had started really showing, Dan couldn’t keep his hands off it either. Your hormones were out of whack, too. Everything inspired emotion. You weren’t an over emotional person before, but now anything could set you off and you’d be crying for at least 20 minutes. You no longer had internal temperature control, you couldn’t sleep, and your sex drive was through the roof (currently Dan’s favorite pregnancy symptom). You were also prone to periods of deep exhaustion, you could be doing something and the next moment unable to keep your eyes open. All of this was normal, of course, but that didn’t mean it was fun.

You and Dan had already announced to your families that you were expecting, but didn’t tell the rest of the world just yet, wanting to enjoy this on your own. Eventually, people asked why all of your pictures were from the chest up, and some had even commented that you were gaining weight in your face. Finally, you and Dan made a video letting all of the phans know that you were going to be having Baby Howell. Phil noted that the flat wasn’t really child friendly, so you and Dan went house searching. The first night you two laid in the bedroom of your new home, your baby kicked. Now, you knew that they’d most likely been kicking for some weeks, but this was the first time you’d felt it. You had frantically pressed Dan’s hand to your stomach, moving it around until you saw his face light up. Your baby was in there, actually growing inside of you, someone you and Dan had created. The nursery was the next step, before you were too big to help Dan out with the decorating.  The doctor knew the sex of your child, but you and Dan had held off from knowing. You wanted to be surprised. Therefore the nursery would be unisex, no pinks or blues unless they were a part of some greater overarching theme. He and Phil came up with a forest idea, and they painted the walls sky blue with little clouds and a very sloppily done Sun as well as some trees. You had glued some glow in the dark stars to the ceiling, and had all of the furniture moved in. Seeing the nursery when it was completed had brought more tears to your eyes, everything was suddenly becoming so real.

3rd Trimester:

Things were really starting to bear down on you. The honeymoon period was over, and your nausea had come back with a vengeance. Not to mention the insomnia had gotten worse, you were running on maybe 3 hours of sleep a night. Luckily the periods of extreme exhaustion had stopped, but you wished you could get more sleep. You were getting braxton hicks contractions, little shoots of pain around your abdomen to prepare you for birth. Though they didn’t compare to real labor pains, they still hurt like a bitch. Your back was hurting everyday, and your active little bean was kicking pretty much all of the time. It had been endearing at first, but now you wished they would give you a break. One night, when everything was catching up to you, Dan had woken up to you sobbing at just how uncomfortable you were. He’d rubbed your tummy, whispering to you and talking to the Baby Howell until the both of you settled enough to fall asleep in his arms. Your doctor told you this was normal, and that it was best to try to carry on with normal tasks as much as possible. This unfortunately conflicted with Dan’s obsession with keeping you off of your feet. You were at the point in the pregnancy where you could have your baby at any time, and Dan didn’t want to take any risks. You were almost always annoyed with him these days, and Phil had to calm you down so you didn’t strangle the man you loved.

The day your child was born, you really should’ve suspected something was up. It was a week before your due date. You had actually gotten good rest, and your back wasn’t hurting nearly as much as usual. You’d slept in, and made yourself a sandwich, feeling hungry instead of nauseous for the first time in weeks. Phil had just entered the kitchen when you were hit with a contraction. It didn’t feel like the tiny ones you’d had before, though. This one made you double over in pain, forehead pressed against the table and groaning out loud. Phil wasn’t particularly good in situations like this, and went to go get your husband while you struggled. It didn’t last very long, but the pain was still fresh in your mind, and you feared it coming back again. Following almost immediately after that, your favorite pair of PJ pants were soaked through and your water was broken. Luckily, you had a duffle bag packed at the door for times like this, ready for your baby to come whenever they decided to. This was going to be the day, you supposed. The three of you packed into the car and drove to the hospital. Even if this was just a close call, it was better to be safe than sorry.

Labor was impossible. That was the only way you could describe it. Waiting on a bed while contraction after contraction hit, each coming sooner than before. Poor Dan was a wreck, full of nerves and going the extra mile to try and make you comfortable. To you it was smothering, and you had to exile him to the waiting room with Phil so he could get himself together. You felt bad for those women who were in labor for long periods of time. 5 hours in and you were ready to push, meaning things were really getting into gear. You knew it’d only get worse from here, and so did Dan. He’d simply gripped your hand, kissed your lips, and told you that the both of you were so close to meeting your little prince or princess.

Giving birth was a blur. You remembered situating yourself in uncomfortable stirrups, your doctor telling you to push, and squeezing Dan’s hand so hard you were sure you had broken it. You also remembered the piercing cry that quieted the room. Your child taking his first breath. You must’ve passed out after that, because next thing you knew you were being shaken awake by a friendly nurse and you were being taught to feed your newborn. While he nursed, Dan explained everything you’d missed. Cutting the cord, your parents making it just in time to see your little man being held in Dan’s arms. You couldn’t believe it. A child, you and Dan’s child. He already had little wisps of brown hair on his head, you hoped he would have those curls. Those dimples. His father’s big, sweet heart. An adventure was starting for you, Dan, and the little bean in your arms, and you couldn’t wait.

A/N: Was worried about this because I’m not really one to write about pregnancy and kids and stuff, but like how it turned out. Sorry it’s so damn long, hope you enjoyed!

~Janie

Dad’s Videos

Summary: Dan and Phil’s daughter of nine years begs to watch some of her Dad’s videos. She just doesn’t understand why she can’t watch Daddy Dan’s.

Genre: Fluff

Warnings: Swearing, Talk of sex

Word Count: 1.8k


“Pwease?" 

 Meg stared up at her dad with the biggest puppy eyes she could muster. She always turned to this strategy as a last resort.

 "No. Now go wash up for dinner. We’re having fajitas tonight,” Dan insisted, quickly changing the topic. 

 Meg let out a sigh and trudged over to her bedroom while Dan silently celebrated. He had dodged it yet again.  

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Just Another Day in Paradise

PAIRING: Phan (Phil / Dan)
GENRE: fluff
WORD COUNT: 1,641
WARNINGS: pre-smut, mentions of sex, but no sex, cute parent!phan stuffs, mpreg 
SUMMARY: songfic based off of Just Another Day in Paradise by Phil Vassar
AUTHORS NOTE: I thought dan and phil having their own kids instead of adoption would be cool. Also yes this is a country song.

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Summary: It starts when Dan stumbles through the door of his two bedroom flat with an attractive stranger attached to his mouth, and it ends with, well… a family. Or, the one where Dan is a single father of a three year old, who intends for Phil to be nothing more than a one night stand until he see’s him interact with his daughter for the first time.

If you’re looking for some fluff and Dan and Phil with kids, this is the perfect fic for you. It’s just so sweet and easy going and completely warmed my heart. A definite must-read if you’re looking for a light-hearted fic.

Summary: Dan is an overworked, underpaid, very homosexual uni student in need of an easy job. Phil is a successful, rather lonely businessman in need of a housekeeper. This is their story. Fluff/smut, 31.2k, written for the Phandom Big Bang 2016.

I remember reading this as soon as it was posted and I loved it but then, with time, I kind of forgot about it. This month I found it again through @phanfictioncatalogue and I read it again. It felt nice to realise I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first time I read it. It’s a bit on the long side with 31k+ words (but that’s to be expected in a pbb fic) so I suggest you settle in somewhere comfortable with a nice cup of tea/coffee/hot beverage and get ready for a lovely story that will make you smile. 

Summary: Based on a prompt: Dan and Phil are both contestants on ‘The Bachelorette’, but fall in love with each other instead of the girl.

I think this could be considered my favourite fic for May. Once again, it’s on the long side with 86k+ words and I probably shouldn’t have read it the day before an exam, but boy was it worth it. I guess the only way i can properly describe it is, a roller coaster of emotions. From wanting to gush, to feeling angry, to feeling bad for someone, it left me on the edge of my seat, eagerly moving on the next chapter. You’ll also be happy to know that, although it is chaptered, it’s also completed so there’s no need for tears when you come to the end only to realise it’s not finished and the author hasn’t updated in months (not that I’m judging, considering my track record for finishing chaptered fics). If you want to see Dan and Phil going in circles around each other because they’re oblivious to their feelings, than this is the fic for you. 

Summary: Dan Howell is a prince. Unlike most, known for their benevolent behaviors and elegant manners, he’s known for his sullen mood and vituperative remarks. After all, being a prince is not much fun; not with the lack of friends and the abundance of dumb tasks, such as trying to find the perfect bride and hosting dinners with nobles. Dan only has one friend, a prince from the neighboring kingdom Leona, and his days improve greatly when Phil finally comes to visit. However, with Phil comes a variety of strange accidents, all of which putting Dan’s life in danger. Is someone trying to assassinate Dan?

Once again a long read with 81k+ words (you can tell I had exams this month with all the long fics I read in order to procrastinate) and it’s chaptered but completed. Dan’s character was a little OOC (but that’s the be expected when reading the summary) and, to be frank, there were times where both the personalities of Dan and Phil annoyed me a tad but it got better as it went along and it was still a very enjoyable read. The whole plot with someone trying to assassinate Dan was a nice extra touch. I’d just like to point out though that, contrary to what the summary might make you believe, the assassination attempts are not a very central part of the story. It only becomes more important near the end. 

(I’m well aware that the fic rec this month is not very extensive. However, keep in mind that two of them are 80k+ words and another one 30k+ so I feel like their length makes up for the fact I’ve recced less. Have fun reading and let me know what you think of them!)

Birthday Surprises // A Phan One-Shot

Genre: family fluff, domestic fluff, parent!phan

Words: 1.6k

Relationship status: married

Warnings: none

Summary: Martyn and Cornelia visit on Emily’s sixth birthday.

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😜💦 GABY’S ULTIMATE AO3 SIN PHAN FIC REC 😜💦

Since I consider myself a Professional Fanfic Reader™, I decided to make a list of my fave sins so you can go to hell with me :) I have marked with a (+) for the ones YOU MUST READ if you’re up for some EXTRA SINNING (aka much smut). None of these are WIPs because I’m gonna add them once they’ve ended lol.

#IPreferDan: He never planned on keeping the pill a secret from Phil because he never planned on Phil and him living together so comfortably for over 3 years. He’d banked on a year maybe a year and a half before they went their separate ways. He’d only banked on 2 months max before Phil found out what the pills were for. Dan couldn’t believe it was 2015 and Phil didn’t know yet.Or the one where Dan was born female and refuses to tell anyone.

Here By My Side, A New Colour To Paint The World: So one day, Phil walks in on Dan wearing a dress. And after a very confusing discussion, it comes out that Dan enjoys wearing girl’s clothing in private. Phil lets it be known that he’d be fine if Dan wore it around him and slowly, Dan starts opening up and letting Phil into his private world. But what Phil doesn’t expect is to start seeing Dan in a whole new way.

Pretty Odd (Things Have Changed For Me and That’s Okay): Baby!fic in which one day, Phil wakes up with a baby in his bedroom and finds out that apparently he and Dan are the only ones who don’t know where this baby came from, as everybody else claims that it’s Phil’s. What happens next is they then end up raising a baby together, with no less than a few existential crises from both of them along the way, as well as plenty of blunders and mishaps. Oh, and through it all, Phil starts falling for Dan but doesn’t dare tell him because he can’t risk losing his best friend.

+ Crawling back to you: Dan and Phil started having phone sex while Dan was at uni, and once they moved in together they just stopped. Now they’re both coming to the realisation they want more, but they can still only tell each other over the phone.

+ Distracting Phone Calls: Phil never should have answered his phone while live on air. Dan is making it really hard to hang up though.

All That You Are is All That I’ll Ever Need: Dan Howell is just ordinary, but his boyfriend Phil is Amazing(Phil from YouTube). Or, AU in which Dan isn’t a YouTuber.

I Dare You to Love Me: AU! Dan owns a popular flower shop and has more of a passion for flowers than he does for people. That is, until Phil stumbles into his shop - and consequently into his life as the two develop a fast friendship and Dan finds himself all but infatuated with him. But there’s a problem: Phil’s engaged and Dan is the florist for his wedding. And even more complications arise when Phil begins questioning everything he’s ever known about love - and himself - when he realizes that the path to true love isn’t always… straight.

+++++++++++The Wanting Comes In Waves: After moving to the tiny Welsh coastal village of Rhagfyr, Phil struggles to find a new way of living, what with his new school and the decision of his future still on the table. Dan is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, but perhaps there’s beauty inside destruction.

Our Threadbare Lies: Dan is eighteen years old and newly single. He’s ready to come out to his family but he thinks it would be a hell of a lot easier if he had a boyfriend to help him through it.

Just the Beat of My Own Heart: Dan and Phil are rivals in every sense of the word. The problem is that they’re already madly in love. Or, where Dan and Phil fall in love on tumblr, unaware that the person they’re talking to online is the person they hate in real life. A “You’ve Got Mail” AU.

But It Takes Someone To Come Around To Show You How: Dan is born mute into a world where once in everyone’s life your soulmate will say the specific words that are tattooed onto your body, and bring you together. These words will save your life in more ways than imaginable. Whilst Dan resigns himself to the fact he will never have a soulmate, fate has different ideas…

The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not My Friend and My Enemy Is Actually My Secret Lover: Vampires and werewolves have been enemies since the dawn of time, that’s common knowledge. But it doesn’t stop Phil, a werewolf, and Dan, a vampire, from falling for each other and becoming Romeo and Juliet of the supernatural world, though hopefully without the tragic ending.

Hearing You: Dan’s mute and him and Phil are doing the do.

Bet My Life (Against You): (slightly sexual drunk) Dan makes a bet that Phil will never like him/kiss him no matter what he does.

caught up in the wonderings of our minds: In which Dan comes to realise that he’s not straight and Phil guides him through some new experiences and in which Phil falls in love for the first time (aka 2009!phan with hopefully accurate timeline)

A Map of My Heart and Mind: Dan and Phil get drunk and wake up married in Vegas, the day after Dan’s 25th birthday. Dan thinks they could just get it annulled but Dan knows what marriage means to Phil, how important it is, and he wonders if they can just fake it for a year so it’s not a total waste and then divorce. Of course, a year is a long time to pretend to be married and things can always change..

but home is just a room (full of my safest sounds): the one where they break up in 2012 and stumble across each other three years later. Featuring Dan as a radio show host and BBC presenter, and Phil as a weatherman on the Isle of Man.

So Many Stars: After graduating with his law degree, Dan decides to move to Japan to teach English for a year. (aka, Dan and Phil are English teachers in Japan AU)

I Know You Better Than You Fake It SERIES: Phil is just a nerd who is too scared to walk past the cigarette-smoking goth boy on the street corner, or nerd!Phil and goth!Dan are true 90′s kids (featuring the musical stylings of Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins)

(WARNING: THIS WILL BREAK YOUR PHAN HEART) Phan™: Copyright © 2009 by Daniel Howell and Phillip Lester Phan™, Dan and Phil™, and all subsidiary titles are property of Dan Howell and Phil Lester. All rights reserved.

Status Quo: Lawyer! Dan/Weatherman!Phil AU

Dance Around Like Constellations: A badass punk!Phil who parties a lot and gets into trouble, but also has a soft spot for his best friend pastel!Dan who is really shy and a baby angel.

++++++++++ Brick By Brick: No one said having an unmated Alpha and an unmated Omega living under the same roof was going to be easy, but add in a mess of feelings and desire, and things go from bad to worse. When Phil Lester asked his best friend, Dan Howell, to move in with him, he thought he could ignore his feelings and refrain from submitting, but with an oblivious Dan scenting him every other day, he decides he has to put a stop to it. Jealousy and misunderstandings collide to throw their lives into chaos, forcing both men to reconsider their relationship. Will they ever get their happy ending, or will prevalent sexism force them apart?

the one with the flower crown: Phil likes tattoos and smoking and sneaking into pubs illegally, and Dan likes Phil. Amy’s just around because it’s fun.

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover-A Phil Lester Fanfiction

Description: You’ve just moved to your third new school in a year, and you’re not looking forward to day one, especially when a punk kid decides to sit beside you in first period. But things get considerably better when this one decides he wants his lips on your face, not his fist.

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 1262

Warning: Mild sexual jokes, mentions of bullying and traumatic experiences

A/N: I’ve just decided to do the second one of these since I’ve written quite a bit more pastel/punk and x reader lately than I have at other times! Don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of both of these in the future!

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So It Was You All Along

I found @k3llyfish​‘s prompt in the phan tag and it just wouldn’t leave my mind. Seeing as I’m too busy to make a fic, I’m gonna make a drabble about her prompt now to give my brain a reprieve from the idea. 

@k3llyfish​’s Prompt:  Soulmate AU where the first words your soulmate ever says to you is tattooed on your body but it’s just absolute gibberish because it was said to you by a baby when you were also a baby and you don’t know who said it or when because…you were babies. It could be the person you’ve been friends with since birth, it could be someone you used to have play dates with, it could be someone you encountered once at story time, you may never know.

Premise:  Everything’s the same except in this world, soulmates are real, and one discover their soulmates by taking note of the tattoos on their body which reveals your soulmate’s first word to you.

Dan and Phil are Youtubers who have been best friends for a few years now and have been living together in 3 different apartments. Besides their multiple common interests, (and the fact that Dan was a fanboy of Phil’s), one of their mutual connections was the fact that they have both given up on finding their soulmates. And honestly, who can blame them? Phil had a problem because his tattoo’s content is literal gibberish, just saying “weeeeeeeeeeee”, which means absolutely nothing. Dan had a problem because his tattoo contained a generic phrase which says: “Are you alright”?, a phrase he’s heard too many times in his life because of his innate clumsiness. All of the people who has said that phrase to him had never reacted to any of his immediate words right after, so no, those people weren’t his soulmate.

One day Phil’s find Dan looking morose. Concerned, Phil asks Dan why he’s sad. Knowing that Phil won’t stop until he gets to the bottom of Dan’s problem, Dan just immediately confesses that the reason for his glum mood was that his parents were moving away from his family home. Knowing how much Dan loved his old house coupled with how much he hates changes, plus Phil having undergone the same thing not even 3 years ago, Phil tries to comfort Dan by offering to accompany him when he goes back to his childhood home to pack his mementos, which Dan gladly accepts.

They did exactly that. They went back to their London home with 2 boxes full of knick knacks from Dan’s childhood, including 5 VHS tapes that Dan has never seen before. Knackered from their excursion, they planned to have a chill night, just watching the recovered tapes, complete with the microwaved popcorn that Phil loves.

After choosing a random VHS, they settled in their couch, Phil preparing to tease the hell out of Dan, and Dan preparing to be mortified by his childhood self. 

The first video starts with Dan’s grandmother making a vlog-style introduction saying that the entire Howell family was currently at a grand family reunion in Manchester. 

“Manchester? Didn’t know you had relatives there“, Phil says as he looks at Dan inquiringly. 

“Didn’t know I had relatives there til now. Mom and Dad must not be close to them“, Dan answers with a shrug. 

The video continues with the appearance of a 1-year old Dan, all brown eyes and dimpled smiles, running around the hall where the reunion was taking place. The camera follows Dan as he brazenly marches out of the hall and out into the playground situated right next to the hall. One can hear his grandmother’s frantic breath in the camera as she tries to keep up with Dan’s exuberance. 

Dan continues to run, stopping once in a while in different places to check out every thing in the playground with wide-eyed wonder.

The nonchalant mood of the video is broken as Dan’s grandmother suddenly shouts: “Dan, be careful!”, which was immediately explained by the sudden appearance onscreen of a toddler Dan approaching a puddle.

Being a kid lost in his own world, Dan fails to notice the puddle (or maybe he did and thought nothing of it), he tries to run straight through it, but slips and falls down. Dan’s grandmother tries to hurry to his side, as evidenced by the sudden wobbling of the camera, but the image shows that somebody gets to Dan first. A young boy of about 5 years old appears alongside Dan and helps the toddler to stand up.

Phil looks intently at the screen, details about the young kid capturing his attention. The kid had ginger hair and was quite tall for his age and had very pale skin which was almost translucent….. also, he looked vaguely familiar…. almost as if…. could it be? the kid looked exactly like Phil when he was younger. As Phil was about to voice his sudden realization, Dan beats him to it by exclaiming: “OMG Phil. That kid looks just like you in your childhood pics.”

“Wouldn’t it be a great coincidence if it was me? But the world’s too big of a place for that. Maybe it just looks like me”, Phil shrugs, desperately trying to temper his expectations that somewhere in his past, he had met up with Dan. 

Stories like that are typical of soulmates, but Phil has long accepted that he would never meet his soulmate, let alone that his soulmate would be Dan. Not only did their first words to each other not match their tattoos, it seemed Dan only wanted his friendship. Phil was content if friendship with Dan was all he could have, but in his moments of weakness, he could not help but ask whatever higher being was out there deciding the soulmate system that if it were petty enough to not allow him a proper chance to meet his soulmate, that it would at least give him a proper chance to be Dan’s. 

Noises from the video pulls Phil out from his reverie, and he observes Dan’s grandmother (aka the camera) approach the 2 children. Later, a childish voice replete with a northern accent can be heard repeatedly asking little Dan: “Are you alright?“. Dan continues to cry, pointing at his legs and repeating  “weeeeeeee”.

Dan and Phil stare at each other in shock, neither breaking their eye contact or even saying a word, their hearts beating fast, almost in unison, while the video continues on in the background with Dan’s grandmother saying: “Oh you poor child. Oh yes, you’ve got an owwie. It’s okay. Grandma’s here” while making shushing noises, trying to calm the little crying child. 

Their eyes get drawn back to the screen as Dan’s grandmother’s voice says: “Thank you for helping my grandson. You’re such a good boy, your parents raised you well. What’s your name little one?”

In the millisecond before the kid answers, Phil feels Dan grabbing his hand, squeezing it almost painfully, only letting go when they both hear: “Phil Lester” voiced out by the kid on the screen. 

The video continues to play, but forgotten, as they turn back their heads to stare at each other, expressions of happiness and awe apparent in their faces. 

“So it was you all along“, they both say at the same time.

And that was the start of their relationship. 

So maybe the soulmate system was unreasonably complicated at times. But it did symbolize a promise that somebody was out there for every person. People just had to be at the right place at the right time. No pressure really. And of course, just to be sure, try to always bring a camera with you all the time. You never know what it might capture ;)