Is that Phil's chest of storage trunk, on the right? It seems dirty. Are they in the new home there perhaps?! Or is it dirt from a plant?
The stereo moderation thing also made it seem like they were rushing between one segment and the other Like they had to respect a timed script as opposed to naturally following the flow, which (although scripted) would sound more natural and less stressful.
I think it is lovely to hear people's voices/have the chance to actually "talk" to them ( I would never dare myself, but it's a cute feature). Mostly , I like that we get a unfiltered reaction from them to whatever gets thrown their way. They just need to let IDB moderate the messages People here would be kind and respectful.
As for Phil's reaction, generally, I thought it mostly came from Dan's "closeted-ness". So in the past, before BIG, we would get here and there a "you look like a flower" w Snoop Dog and other "cute things" for which Phil would laugh and Dan tell us "is that what you want?!": it was obviously only a joke; they were straight/definitely just best friends and thank you very much.
Now, having come out, it is for Dan a matter of testing water, I thought, in regards to getting comfortable with that kind of language and letting us slowly get "accustomed "to this more explicit implicit of 'we are a couple'. I wonder if they had a talk about it or if Dan is just literally doing it on his own terms.
I get that they want their own privacy, but on the other hand, as a person in a relationship, it is nice to be able to be free. Hiding seems romantic, but it is actually not. It's painful. So after all this years of "forcing" Phil to hide, now Dan may be trying to make that big leap (... in a couple of year lol).
Phil's lack of reaction thus would be him still hesitant about he can trust this change? I'm definitely reading too much into this. It just seems to me that he used to make those little laughs before BIG, when Dan would say something "ambigously cute" to him.
I hadn't thought about that video What an awful thing it must have been at the time. And I guess yes, it would be a more painful, incisive reason not to let go yet?