A message from lilyandthegiantsquid
don't you think calling yourself an internet cult leader is a bit pretentious? you're only a vlogger, and not a particularly famous one for that. your fans are more like viewers, not fans per se. i hope this doesn't damage your ego, i'm just telling you what i think.

danisnotonfire:

hi there you must be new here (this is a friendly and non-aggressive response)

firstly i’m known for often making jokes and being obviously-not-srs about certain things. ‘internet cult leader’ is one of those things.
(the what-i-just-said-obviously-wasnt-srs thing is a problem for me more often than you may think)

i’m one of the youtubers who’s actively against referring to followers as ‘fans’ (mostly because of the fact some people take offence to it) and in fact the whole reason i make the ‘cult leader’ joke is as i referred to my relationship with my viewers once as a ‘communist cult with no tiers’ instead of referring to them as ‘my army’ or putting ‘OMG I LUV MY FANS!!’ in the description of every video

whilst a lot of people enjoy feeling part of a community and some don’t take any offence to the word fan (why is that seen as a bad thing btw? i’d say i’m a communitychannel fan without feeling like an inferior human)
i made sure to say ‘invited to become a danosaur’ as whilst some people dgaf, others would prefer to feel they have an individual relationship with me! which i totally appreciate. (isn’t it wonderful than youtube can work both ways)

also whilst literallythemostfamouspeopleintheworld may have millions of subscribers, generally 250,000 is quite large when you are referring to a group of people, so whilst i’d never refer to myself as ‘famous’ i think it’s safe to say it’s a large enough collection of people to be valid.

also whilst i’m monologuing i might as well respond to ‘you’re only a vlogger’

why is youtube ‘fame’ any less valid than a different medium?
is charlie mcdonnell still ‘only a vlogger’ if he has millions of more followers than an indie band from scotland or an australian writer?
i think if as a society we can refer to kim kardashian as ‘famous’ then somebody who spends their life working hard to entertain/inspire/cheer people up shouldn’t be seen as ‘lesser’ just because it’s on the internet!

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idk if i should g so many f’s but i get quite scared by the word ‘pretentious’ and i try to avoid people ever seeing me that way. so thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain my thoughts :)
i wish i could do it more. 

*nods top hat and flies out the window* 

A message from Anonymous
So an inhabited island with great weather; a little windy, mostly sunny but sometimes a bit cloudy too, for 7 months. There will be food, but not that much and you need to share and catch fish or other animals. You won't have a house at first, but Dan/Jack will build you one! So, who will be your survivor guy?

sprinkleofglitr:

Choosing Jack because -

-We’re VERY similar so after the initial panic (and awful grumpiness) of being stuck on an island, we’d get on fine and probably have lots of lols.

-He’d manage without the internet and I fear for Dan without wifi.

-He’s quite tidy so wouldn’t mess the hut up (that I’d have to build).

-Phil would miss Dan too much so would be mean to choose him.

stripperina:

I remember taking this line so seriously when I first saw this movie

stripperina:

I remember taking this line so seriously when I first saw this movie

"When you are at a party and are thrust into conversation with someone, see how long you can hold off before talking about what they do for a living. And when that painful lull arrives, be the master of it. I have come to revel in that agonizing first pause, because I know that I can push a conversation through. Just ask the other person what they do, and right after they tell you, say: “Wow. That sounds hard.” Because nearly everyone in the world believes their job to be difficult. I once went to a party and met a very beautiful woman whose job was to help celebrities wear Harry Winston jewelry. I could tell that she was disappointed to be introduced to this rumpled giant in an off-brand shirt, but when I told her that her job sounded difficult to me she brightened and spoke for 30 straight minutes about sapphires and Jessica Simpson. She kept touching me as she talked. I forgave her for that. I didn’t reveal a single detail about myself, including my name. Eventually someone pulled me back into the party. The celebrity jewelry coordinator smiled and grabbed my hand and said, “I like you!” She seemed so relieved to have unburdened herself. I counted it as a great accomplishment. Maybe a hundred times since I’ve said, “wow, that sounds hard” to a stranger, always to great effect. I stay home with my kids and have no life left to me, so take this party trick, my gift to you."
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
Albert Camus (via observando)