Ladies and gentlemen, I present Phil:phamnotof wrote:phil's always been and always will be a savvy, ambitious, success-oriented fucker who knew what he wanted, and I say that with the utmost respect. YT fame might have 'happened' to them, but it never would have without putting hella lot of effort and work in.jhamba wrote:you're forgetting something. Phil at that point was not as established as he is today. He can afford to pass up on those kinds of things, in a way a student looking to establish himself in the media cannot. I think he seems to very specifically work behind the scenes, so to say, and now feels comfortable enough refusing the kinds of things he's not very interested inGnosia wrote:It's interesting how he takes these kinds of concerted risks in putting himself out there, competing on such a high tension game show, auditioning for Faintheart and Big Brother, putting his all into Youtube rather than investing his degree in other 'safer' options and agreeing to do the radio show with Dan, but seemingly passing up on hosting documentaries or celebrity interviews like the ones Dan did where he could arguably gain more broad appeal. It's such a deliberately selective process he's set up for himself. He appears to have a clear idea of where he'd like to go and tailors all decisions to meet those ends, like with his studying linguistics, but already knowing he wasn't going to do much of anything with it, whereas film has always been his one passion.
(which, fight me, but he may hide behind a hufflepuff persona but phil is SUCH a slytherin, it's beautiful )
(edit: crap, had to be top of the page didn't it)