bee wrote:I think his Advice videos ARE important to him, not (necessarily) in a 'gotta relate to that audience' way, but also for himself. Almost like him helping others through him figuring out how he dealt with things (school, bullying, internet) is giving him something as well. He stated he was not very happy in his teenage years so I can imagine that apart from feeling a responsibility for his (mostly) young audience, helping teenagers in some way can be also cathartic to him?
I'm interested to see what he came up with. A more serious Dan I find interesting to listen to so I think I'd like it.
Agree. I enjoy sarcastic bastard Dan (who, sadly, seems to be a little bit lost somewhere in 2013/14) and I enjoy serious Dan, preferably with the two mixed together. What I usually enjoy the least or don't enjoy at all is a meme joe-king Dan. I'm aware that these Dans can cooccur and mingle away but let me simplify for the sake of the argument.
So I'm a little bit surprised by those of you who seem to hate the very idea of the video. I mean, I understand the points you're making and they're quite reasonable but nevertheless I can't relate because the possibility of this being the video where I see serious!Dan overweighs all your arguments. Obviously, the big difference between me and some of you is that I don't get irritated by his "uncool dad" tendencies. I enjoy these moments even if I often disagree with him and can't/don't want to apply his ideas to my life. Like I stated previously, I just like opinions man,
even if they're different from my own and/or targeted at a different demographic than mine.
Most importantly, despite his atrocious filming schedule (LOL, schedule) I still have an ounce of hope in him and his brain powers so I do believe that he'll recognise the irony of him out of all people giving the advice. That means I have a small chance of seeing a hint of old ironic bastard Dan. And that gives me life. Unless he uploads the video and it turns out to be complete shit. Then feel free to remind me of my naivete and I will reluctantly eat my words and pronounce him moronic.
What worries me more is the fact that this video might not see the light of day at all if he has any doubts about it