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by Templeofshame
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 72: Always a Gaytime
Replies: 1002
Views: 64019

Re: Dan & Phil Part 72: Always a Gaytime

im doing the survey and this question stumped me a lil: "Who are you most attracted to? *" in what sense? my asexual ass aint attracted to them in THAT way, but i could get behind the idea of romantically liking someone that has the same personality/type as phil. ended up choosing the decline to an...
by Templeofshame
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 71: ty ly bb
Replies: 989
Views: 77988

Re: Dan & Phil Part 71: ty ly bb

what are the chances dan is just high and in a late night overthinking spiral :lol: hmm,, nah. it can increase depression and anxiety in some cases, i don't think he or phil would risk that. I am not invested in whether or not Dan and/or Phil would be high at any given time, but I know some people ...
by Templeofshame
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I think even more important (for me) than the different 'environments' or even 'physical characteristics' is the actual characterization and personalities of the dan and phil in the fic. No matter how good the writing is, I wouldn't be able to read a fic where, for example, Dan was suddenly a super...
by Templeofshame
Thu May 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

This is a super-self-indulgent post to make, but I made a post today as a joke that I realized kind of touches on the question about characterization: "who says jimmy can't be a latina woman with a septum piercing." This was intended to make fun of my personal theory that Dan's ex in strangers would...
by Templeofshame
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 71: ty ly bb
Replies: 989
Views: 77988

Re: Dan & Phil Part 71: ty ly bb

the only thing i'm just confused about is how he said it, (not waiting for phil to grab his phone or laptop) i can't figure out what tone he used. i just have trouble with comprehending sentences/tone of voice. sorry if i sound annoying or as if i'm beating a dead horse, my brain is just stuck on t...
by Templeofshame
Wed May 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving
Replies: 182
Views: 9990

Re: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving

stragers: @Templeofshame mmm i feel like she needs to see Dan doing well so she can have a proper closure, like maybe for her their relationship was over waaaay before and she feel guilty of how the thing ended for Dan. He is doing a great job villifying her, but i'm super interested on how she rea...
by Templeofshame
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving
Replies: 182
Views: 9990

Re: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving

Who wants to speculate about strangers-Dan's ex? I'm curious about what really happened with the breakup, what with him painting her as cruel and her acting cheerful and concerned on the phone, but I'm kind of more curious what she wants to get out of meeting up. Is there closure she needs? Is she t...
by Templeofshame
Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

This question is kind of too big on my reading and I didn't mean to write this much or this messy: I feel like different fics have very different approaches, even outside of the canon/AU divide. Some fic takes a sort of passive characterization approach, if they're not really about character arcs/in...
by Templeofshame
Sat May 05, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 70: giving the people what they want
Replies: 988
Views: 68436

Re: Dan & Phil Part 70: giving the people what they want

obvsly wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:27 am
There goes my demonic theory. Damn.
It was definitely on my mind that Phil might accidentally have referred to Dan's bed as "my bed." Alas, not every demonic theory comes true.
by Templeofshame
Sat May 05, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 70: giving the people what they want
Replies: 988
Views: 68436

Re: Dan & Phil Part 70: giving the people what they want

P: Well, it's you that has got a secret box of your hair under my bed. This is flipped from what was actually said earlier, right? It was supposed to be Dan keeping Phil's hair under Dan's bed? But Phil's saying that Dan hid a box of his own hair under Phil's bed? Probably just misspeaking or misre...
by Templeofshame
Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving
Replies: 182
Views: 9990

Re: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving

Shapes and Weights: As far as I can tell I don’t think the rules of the ABO universe are totally set in stone. I’m definitely enjoying how queerofcups is interpreting them! I don’t think they’ve had penetrative sex yet, looking at her tumblr, although the wording of the last chapter was ambiguous. ...
by Templeofshame
Wed May 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving
Replies: 182
Views: 9990

Re: Discussion of Fics We're Currently Loving

I am on all these trains except the ABO, but my other favorite WIP currently is Parallel Lines by agingphangirl. I haven't read much mpreg, but this is like the phanfic version of my favorite pregnancy-related romcoms. A little Juno, a little Friends With Kids, and a lot of Dan & Phil trying to figu...
by Templeofshame
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

Just to complicate my own point with the example of Phandom Fic Fests, I noticed that while the main guidelines include "features Dan and Phil as the main pairing" as I had quoted, in the FAQs we get "we only ask that the main pairing include Dan or Phil." If I were writing an essay, I'd use it as p...
by Templeofshame
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

Hmm I see your point. But does phanfic refer to fic about the pairing 'phan', or does it refer to fic within the scope of the phan dom? Because if you interpret phanfic to mean fanfiction that is about the 'phandom', then as long as Dan and Phil are in the fic and there's some sort of relationship ...
by Templeofshame
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

Characterization: I do agree with @Templeofshame that characterization is key. We want Dan to feel like Dan and Phil to feel like Phil, and hair and eye color aren't enough. Of course, "feeling" they are in character is certainly subjective, and everyone has a slightly different idea of what their ...
by Templeofshame
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

But I think another thing that differentiates it, to me, is the focus of the story. I think their relationship should be one of the central characteristics. While plot and other dynamics can certainly be the most important, I wouldn't necessairly consider a fic about, say, Phil and PJ together with...
by Templeofshame
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I agree that if it starts with a "I think they do this" or some framing thing like an "imagine" I wouldn't consider that fic. I do think there are stylistic differences; I looked back at the one I was thinking of, and I think it's notable that it doesn't have a title and there's less attention to ca...
by Templeofshame
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

Going back to what was mentioned on the last page, I've never thought about the possibility of headcanons and 'imagine ifs' being classified as fanfic. I personally don't think those can be classified as fanfic, because I think fanfiction implies there is some sort of intent for a story. Like with ...
by Templeofshame
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I think the term phan fic implies that both dan and phil need to be in the fic in some capacity, right? My opinion would be that it could definitely included a platonic relationship, and even romantic/sexual relationships with other people, as long as there was some sort of relationship between dan...
by Templeofshame
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I guess on the other side of these things, there's the question of if both Dan & Phil need to be in a phanfic, and if they have to have any particular kind of relationship. I think overall it's a less interesting question, but does come into play with phanfic blogs that don't include fics that inclu...
by Templeofshame
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I agree with this - though I think there is some room for clearer delineation because I think a lot of what people post as headcanons on tumblr easily fall into the categories of "fictional" and also "about Dan and Phil" but because they aren't framed as someone intentionally posting a story no one...
by Templeofshame
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom
Replies: 986
Views: 70731

Re: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom

liola that first moment (if you catch my drift) also gave me pause, but I don’t know what to make of it. However the summer mention I thought referred to tensions on a cramped tour bus leading to a revelation of hate. All a joke of course. While I am firm in my belief that they are a couple, I don’...
by Templeofshame
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: IDB Book Club
Replies: 99
Views: 5262

Re: IDB Book Club

I think I'd make the argument that with the basic definition being 'fictional story about Dan & Phil,' the key to what makes something feel more or less "phanfic" to me is in the characterization. I wouldn't want to say that a fic with characterization that doesn't feel like Dan & Phil to me isn't p...
by Templeofshame
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom
Replies: 986
Views: 70731

Re: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom

- Phil's go-to relationship advice is a recurring guest star on the channels at this point, but Dan's resistance makes me think it doesn't always quite go that way. Turns out they're normal people and that their relationship does have flaws just like any other, who knew? I wonder if Dan's resisting...
by Templeofshame
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Daniel Howell & Phil Lester
Topic: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom
Replies: 986
Views: 70731

Re: Dan & Phil Part 69: our cherry blossom

Templeofshame that actually makes sense, especially in the situation where dan is a guest star on phil's channel (er.. i mean, phil²'s channel ??) i had his whole domestic moment in my head of them sending out joint christmas cards and bickering over them (which totally happened irl anyway) Yeah, t...