whoknows wrote:tho since lack of content and trying to get out of phandom hell i many have started watching some gleamers again ugh.....
alittledizzy wrote:whoknows wrote:tho since lack of content and trying to get out of phandom hell i many have started watching some gleamers again ugh.....
Dan Howell wrote:'[someone] just sent me a message saying 'Phil'..... same'
alittledizzy wrote:(I also feel like I have said this way too many times, but here we go.)
I was into Dan in mid/late 2012. I liked his videos a lot, and his accepting and (what felt like) unique acceptance of fandom warmed me to him. A couple months in I decided to start watching his liveshows and I was terribly turned off by what came across as homophobic disgust in response to the 'are you gay' questions he seemed to get frequently. I had no idea about Phil or any kind of phan background but I was so bothered by Dan's attitude that I spent the next three years pretty much avoiding him and being lowkey annoyed at the phandom constantly. I'm active on tumblr so I kept up with them peripherally just because they were hard to avoid and I'm a fan of youtube in general but I really viewed him as a homophobic straight guy and didn't know how his fans could deal with that and still ship him with someone. (Poor Phil, I just assumed his straightness by default and association with Dan.)
Then some time around 2015 I had a dream with Dan and Phil in it and woke up with the weird craving to see what they were up to. (I think they'd appeared in someone's vlog that I'd just watched, maybe.) That led me to GG and the phandirectory and I spent the next few weeks revision my previous opinions on Dan with all the new context I found.
colfreckles wrote:I'm literally blushing as I post this, but I have YOU to blame for getting me into the phandom -- I've followed your tumblr for a long time and suddenly you were posting all this Phan, and the rest is history.
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