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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by hophigh » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:04 pm

dansaidphanisntreal wrote:"the phandom"

no because you're not allowed in the phandom if you don't think phan is real lmfao, unless you enjoy being cyberbullied ofc


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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Jesp » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:30 pm

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hophigh wrote:
dansaidphanisntreal wrote:"the phandom"

no because you're not allowed in the phandom if you don't think phan is real lmfao, unless you enjoy being cyberbullied ofc


please stay on topic, or take this conversation elsewhere.


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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by tylerrjoseph » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:53 pm

this is a tad but boring buttt

last year around end if july i was on a car trip home after a vacation (the drive was from new orleans back to fl so it was no quickie) my friend at the time loved d+p, personally i thought they were annoying because i she always ran around saying dont cry craft and i was tired of it. anyways i was bored because it was a hecking long drive so i thought to myself 'desperate times call for desperate measures' and there and then i watched my first dinof video and oh boy i didnt know that impulse decision would drastically change me as a person, i like to think for the better though !
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by buffy » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:28 pm

Funny looking back now, but my first exposure to the boys was in Jack Howard's video of his bday when he said he saw Dan's orgasm face lol. Then I watched their react to teens react vid and quickly devoured both their back catalogs. I've been a proud phandom member (who lurks on forums but never posts) ever since. Maybe I'll offer an opinion here and there as I love reading all of yours!
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Lilac » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:13 am

My story's kinda boring, but basically my friend shared a bunch of deppy vids on Google Plus (yes we actually used g+ back then) so I decided to check them out. Initially I only watched Dan but eventually got into Phil.
It wasn't until I discovered GG last year that I joined the phandom. The mystery behind D&P's relationship got me really intrigued so I started regularly lurking on the threads, made a phan Tumblr, and the rest is history :P
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by pilotlight » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:08 pm

I only fell down the dan-and-phil rabbit hole really really recently. I blame my husband. :lol:
I never really paid attention to any youtubers myself but he used to watch some of Phil's videos a few years ago. Sometime during this past summer he re-found an appreciation for them and started binge-watching all things D&P, and then started sharing videos with me. Pretty sure his motivation was "you can't judge me for watching this if you do too." :lol: I think the first video I saw was their Just Dance one on DAPG and I loved how much it reminded me of watching my friends play the same game, since they are about as coordinated and graceful as D&P. It was a speedy descent into the trashcan from there.

Needless to say I was also curious about the individuals behind the videos and their relationship, whatever type of relationship it is, so that's how I ended up lurking here. Not an interesting story, I admit.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by spider » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:12 pm

pilotlight is your husband also on IDB?
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Afunnyworld » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:25 pm

The first time I watched Dan was when I watched his 7 Second Challenge video with the cast of the hunger games. I thought he was really random because of all the words I had to pause 100x to see. A few months later I started watching him and then I obviously found out about phil and I have been watching them ever since 8-) :bigthumbsup:
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by pilotlight » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:49 pm

spider: Nope. Not yet anyway. :lol:
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by frkin-zazzed » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:05 am

I got into Dan and Phil after my best friend at the time forced me to watch 'How to make British Pancakes' back in 2011. I assume she found them through reccommendations because we were big into charlieissocoollike (still my number 1 bae ngl i almost cried when i met him at cereal time live).

At the time I really didn't like Dan (look at me now, past me) but I subbed to Phil. About a year later I gave in and subbed to Dan and I've been literal trash ever since :garbage:
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by confetti-j » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:56 pm

probably from recommendations b/c I watched a lot of British youtube especially charlieissocoollike.
I wasn't that interested in :D&P: until I watched the MyMusic Fine bros sitcom(does anyone else remember that?) and the scene girl mentioned danisnotonfire and amazingphil and charlie in the same sentence and that led me down a rabbit hole to the fantastic foursome ->phan etc and I've lurked ever since
ngl tho i still admire PJ the most bc he's just so creative and weird but deppy are more fun to respectfully stalk
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Skeletorsrighthand » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:22 am

It was probably around late 2013 when they started their gaming channel i was introduced first through their gaming content (i mainly clicked on it because handsome britishboys.jpg) found them funny, then looked at dans channel funny anecdotes relatable, then phils channel it was hard to get into but after a while it grown on me. Been a fan ever since.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by seaphil » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:30 am

Hi!

I first got into Phil in the summer of 2011 after I weirdly?? stumbled upon his "lion roar" video and wondered how such a silly video got so many views. I watched Phil for a long time after that and some of Dan's videos, but I found Dan more abrasive and a bit rude so I only really got into Dan in late 2012. After that he got a bit more mellow and sincere and i've loved them both ever since. :love1: They're the only Youtubers I've really followed deeply for years, but recently I've gotten in Louise a lot as well.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by CoolDoggo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:33 am

in 2014 i started going out with a pretty boy who is now my ex boyfriend (sad sad story) (not really we're cool)
but he got me into a lot of cool music, tv shows and fandoms
and obviously The Phandom
and i became a better person (i mean trash)
he was really fanboying over phan and i thought hey i want to know who are they
and he sent me a link to "dan and phil frolic with kittens" from bbc radio 1 channel and i thought omG now i know why are you fanboying so much
:garbage: that is a representation of me then
and that is a story of me falling into a big trash can
what are you fucking gay
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by simmehchan » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:46 pm

It was 2012 and I was watching Hunger Games videos, and I somehow got onto this:

I must have watched a few videos, subscribed then forgot about them, then found them again when they showed up in my sub box. Then it was mostly a looooooot of Tumblring, during the war that was the 2012 phandom. :sideeye:
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by nyehhehowell » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:28 pm

In late 2012/early 2013 I was on wattpad (REGRET) searching through QnA roleplays (REGRET) of Minecraft YouTubers (SUCH REGRET) and one of them mentioned Dan and Phil, so I did some searching and wound up on Dan's channel. I watched a few videos, (I can't remember what my first one was, I will go down with this ship or fandoms maybe?) subscribed, and basically forgot he existed for a few months, until I met a friend who was in the fandom, and she dragged me into it with her! She had me convinced that they were actually (for sure and publicly) dating.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by lanie » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:00 am

It was around June of 2015. I was scrolling through Instagram and at the time I had been following someone named Brooks who was a fan of Dan and Phil and had posted a lot about them. At this time, I had heard a bit about them and finally decided to actually check them out. The first video I watched was the Photobooth Challenge, followed by their reaction of teens reacting to them. In July I became more involved in their videos and decided to make a phan account on Instagram and since then I've been obsessed.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by DatCog » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:53 am

I blame my daughters for getting me hooked on Dan and Phil about a year ago...they'd already been watching for a few months and kept showing me their favourite videos like the Photo Booth Challenge, the various PINOFs and the Sims 4 series and and I found them very compelling. I watched all their other stuff whenever I could get the opportunity and that's how I ended up here!
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Levi » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:51 pm

I first saw Dan in the video "The Truth About December", (it was the latest video uploaded) and I just binged watched loads of his videos then saw he collabed with Phil then checked his channel out then I've been in love ever since then!

(Also, I'm not quite sure about this so that's why I don't insert it when I talk about how I got into them, but I'm pretty sure I saw Phil's Christmas Cookies video first but ages before I got into them.)

And then on the 23rd of December 2016 it was my 3-year mark of watching them! ♡
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by laila » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:50 pm

i was a pretty heavy viewer of youtube and i stumbled on dan and phil vs. tumblr around the time it came out (probably mid 2013, i can't be bothered to look it up lol) but didn't get really into them until psycho thoughts. i thought dan was cute so i went on a video watching rampage and rediscovered phil through that. i briefly watched phil in like 2012 but i don't count that.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by Skylar » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:50 pm

i posted about this in my intro but i'll go more in detail. mine is sort of confusing?

i do remember seeing a phan gif, from the halloween baking video when they made the brownie graveyard. it was made by this awesome tumblr (thelionandthellama which is still active i think) and i saw it said phan and i was like..what's phan? and then i looked it up on youtube, and stuff and started watching it and went down the phan trash hole. i'm not sure though..i think i had watched them before them briefly? but didn't get into them. i watched psycho french teacher as my first video from dan and i can't remember what phil's was.. i think it was one of the pinofs? but i do remember watching a hell of a lot of phan tributes on youtube constantly and getting the songs stuck in my heads when i was in 9th grade. i was obsessed with them for about a year, constantly posting about them and everything on tumblr and facebook i think.

and then..recently, about two months ago i started watching them again. i'm not sure what prompted me to, i think it was a gif on tumblr or something but i was interested in seeing what they were up to, and then it lead to me watching them again and getting obsessed again and going on many binge sprees of their gaming series videos. however i'm more into dan than i am into phan now. i still love phil just..dan a bit more.. don't hate me. and..now i'm stuck being :garbage: yet again. my sister gets annoyed with me bc i bring them up a lot and she things they're cringe and some people judge me on fb for watching them but i could care less lmao.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by lurkin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:41 pm

Got into Dan first May of 2012 after he was recommended in a charlieissocoollike video (I remember the video was "How to Speak Northern". I hated him at first--thought he was an emo ripoff of Charlie, but now here we are. I watched Phil for the first time maybe a couple days after I discovered Dan. Unfortunately, I can't remember which was the first Phil video I watched...

Now I've dedicated 5 years and 2 blogs to them. Thank God I've mellowed out a little since 2012. :D&P:
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by momoroki » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:23 pm

A friend recommended Dan to me in December 2011! Nowadays we definitely aren't friends anymore (had a bit of a falling out) but I'll always be thankful for her introducing me to Deppy.
I was a complete and utter Dangirl at first - sometimes I would even avoid videos if they had Phil in it (I KNOW, THE SHAME) because I thought he was weird - 11 year old me had bad taste. But I slowly, slowwwly started really liking Phil and it's ended up with me being the utter Phil trash I am now.
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Re: when/how did y'all first get into the phandom??

PostPosted by buttrito » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:42 pm

i got into them in 2009-2010 when youtube was just picking up the whole vlogging stuff and people actually began to be serious abt it.
I mainly just had a giant crush on phil and didnt really care for dan until 2014 when he started being a person i could relate to more and really started inspiring me.

However i did lose interest in them for about a year but now i love them more than ever.
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