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old “phans” seem to have scattered to various other fan bases such as kpop, marvel and other youtubers (dodie,etc). some have stayed in those fanbases others haven’t. personally as an ex “phan” i stopped taking an interest when most of their content had to be paid for, ( i got gifted their book and it’s somewhere in my bedroom) especially as i was a young teen at the time who lacked finance and my parents were very “umm” about me buying merch for youtubers and other online personalities. i guess you could blame their decline on not adapting to the uprising of youtubers as well as the wave of viners / once-was-a-fan youtubers that have surfaced (one of the once-was-a-fan youtubers called angelika actually made a good video about dan and phils popularity)
maybe she lied to them and told them it wasn’t completely finished yet, i wouldn’t mind knowing what the folks atlantic records think (but then looking at their website they’ve got a shit tone of bigger and more mainstream artists signed and are probably putting more focus on what they do instead of mel and the other soundcloud-indie-gone-big-time artists they’ve signed
for someone who has mental illnesses she should know that wishing someone an illness that has cause you, yourself a lot of pain and suffering is bad (i find it the equivalent of saying “BFEIIJFJHDSH GET CANCER FAT GESHTBK”).
mental health and mental health awareness.... as a long time suffer of depression and anxiety (yknow it was diagnosised by a professional not google when i was 13) i feel very awkward talking about them to people when i’m not anonymous (you’ll never see me mention my own mental health on a on an social media account that can be linked back to me in real life) and when i was in high school i did notice a high intake of girls feigning self harm as well as deciding that they had anxiety (obviously if you go to these lengths you do have some form of mental difficulty that should be addressed with a professional) but as soon as you mention them getting help it’s all “no i’m unsaveable and must sufffer for the rest of time”. now a large sum of this attitude and facade has been created by social media snowflakes that have made mental illness romanticised and seen as quirky and oh god it’s harmful to the vulnerable minds of young teens.
dodie got onto the youtube scene of playing ukulele and being the “indie, hip, alternative shy girl who you could relate to” early back when youtubers were starting to become more mainstream (back when having 1mil subs was a small group) so as youtube grew so did her fan base of struggling teens. it seems that a lot of her fans are / were dan and phil fans. i remember first finding dodie when watching vlogs of dan and phil in youtube rewind 2014. these were the vlogs where evan,her and other smaller youtubers (luke, nikki and sammy, etc) made sure to get dan and phil in their thumbnails and have them in the background or interact with them on camera as much as possible. being in youtube rewind 2014 probably also gave her a good boast of subs naturally. also i feel that it’s worth noting that the people she is now close friends with (hazel, jack, dean, tom, daniel, louise, carrie, etc) all have friendships with dan and phil that were formed before youtube became this big old money making business. (maybe it’s a big old a coincidence?) there’s probably more points i could make about dodie being an oppurtunist when it comes to other bigger/ well established youtubers.
shane’s videos has a pattern: he sees what is popular and then mass posts that (food reviews, toy reviews conspiracy videos, shane and friends, documentary series, etc) until it stops having the views and then he goes onto the next best thing