Hi! I thought it would make sense for me to make my first post about how I found them.
Quiet a while ago (perhaps 2011?) I used to watch couple tags or cute little vlogs when I was feeling lonely. There was this british couple in their early 20s and they were just married, I found their husbands tag, enoyed it and started watching the other videos on the right that youtube suggests. One of the videos I clicked on was of Dan and Phil. It was a video where they were sitting on the floor and talking about robes and stuff I don't even remember, I've never seen it again anywhere. I thought they were together and found their dynamic lovely and funny, checked some of their other videos from time to time. It didn't even occur to me at the moment that they might not be together. Then I kind of forgot about youtube for like a year or maybe even longer.
One day after I discovered tumblr and fandoms (my first one was glee and it was traumatic tbh), I decided to check dan and phil's tags and oh my god did i regret it. Apparently the phandom was going through some kind of drama at that moment. The tag was filled with people scolding others and freaking out about fans ruining their friendship and I was like 'what?'. I was so surprised to find out about all these drama that I frantically started searching for some blogs that explain everything and I overdosed myself on information until I got fed up and walked away from both of them because I was put off by some of the things I heard them (mainly Dan) say. I was already in one fandom that was filled with speculation,fighting, drama and I had no intention of getting myself into another.
Their gaming channel was what sucked me back in honestly and my interest in them started growing rapidly in the last 2 years. But these last few months especially made me so fond of them so I decided to join here. So, hello again!
Wow, so sorry for the word womit. I need to learn to express myself with fewer words, I'll work on it, promise