What is so interesting about Nate? Seems like the typical popular kid in high school
What is so interesting about any of these characters? Objectively? honestly it’s more to do with how we connect with them, etc.
Also *gestures to his family & to the multiple instances of him being taken advantage of* not very typical, I don’t think.
I think to me that’s what makes Nate so interesting? That he’s gone through hell but still somehow has that sunny, pleasant, optimistic thing going for him. Ultimately, as a person, he still believes in the goodness of people (maybe more than he should.) Idk. Very obvious character flaws aside, I think he has a lot of heart. Maybe even a naive amount of it. But I like that - I like that we have a character who’s so popular and liked by people who don’t even know him. I like that he has the weight of a thousand expectations that he doesn’t even want. I like that despite how shitty and awful his family is, he cares for and loves his friends with his whole heart.
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Met a "Harrie" in a wild so I obviously had to tell someone lmao apparently my cousin is a big fan! But that made me laugh is she said she didn't know he was British and when I was like howwww do you miss that if you're a fan and she was like tbh I don't think I have ever heard him talk 😂 She said she saw him on SNL(doesn't that count as hearing him speak tho 🤔) heard his album, Vogue cover etc and liked his vibe and she is a fan lol but anyways we plan to go to his concert together when he's back 😌
sooo wild! lol both discovering a harrie irl and then the fact it is possible not to know he’s british it’s almost incomprehensible to me lol
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atla s1 is so funny cause katara's clearly using her control over the narrative to depict sokka in the worst possible light. she sees no use for her annoying older brother other than that of a comic relief. the problem is, sokka's brilliance can't be contained and shines through every minor, but very much uncalled for, inconvenience that comes his way. yes, a fish flies right into his face, but he also starts reading feminist theory by the end of episode 4! yes, the rock he kicked ends up hitting his head, but he's also clearly the one who shows the most foresight! katara's desperately trying to paint him as both careless and overly cautious, both an incompetent fool and an overthinking killjoy. but he's just so smart and great she has to cease in her attempts to drag him through the mud. the universe's littlesiblingphobia at its finest 😔
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To whom does your heart belong?
your heart belongs to the sun
you are a wildfire waiting to happen, one lit cigarette away from catastrophe. you are passion itself, full of rage and joy and love and pain. you are the driving force behind change, so why are you afraid of it? not all that is new will hurt you. let others into your life. you will not burn them. you do not cause harm inherently, you are wounded. you will heal. i promise you will heal.
What’s your problem?
deflecting with humour
how’s the trauma going? do the jokes help? are you even funny? yes. you are. you’re funny and you’re kind, and you’re deserving of all the love in the world. i know you’ll probably pretend you didn’t see this because maybe it’s too real, or maybe it’s bullshit and you don’t believe it, but, sweetheart, it’s okay to ask for help. it’s okay to *expect* help from people that love you. you don’t need to amuse them or make them laugh or make them feel happy to make yourself deserve to be heard. you already deserve it. you don’t need to work for basic human respect. im sorry that people don’t listen enough sometimes, im sorry that you have to ask to be heard. but sweetheart, you, just you being yourself, is enough. no one gets the right to ask for anything more. you’ll find the people that listen if you haven’t already, i know they’re there, ready to love you, and you won’t ever need to prove that you deserve it.
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Okay, I have more to say apparently.
Dream is currently gaining subscribers at an insane pace - I think it’s been less than 3 weeks since he hit 4 mil and he’s already passed 5 mil - that’s crazy.
His youtube content is excellent, producing frequent well-edited, well-executed videos on both his channel and George’s. He definitely deserves to have a lot of fans. The issue is that this fanbase is so fresh that it’s practically impossible to manage and so it’s currently a mess.
An exciting mess to be sure - the fanart and fan animations and even those compilations vids are all lovely. There’s a lot to enjoy. It’s also pretty cool how others streamers are getting more attention thanks to Dream’s audience.
But gosh does it have its dark side.
I’ve seen tons of comments from all sorts of people stating that they despise Dream’s fans. As a fan myself, it’s annoying that this is the case. But it’s more than understandable. A small segment can be incredibly loud and obnoxious and its frankly tiresome. The most frustrating thing is that it is only a small amount of people. Sadly though, when they’re gaining so many new fans, it’s far from insignificant.
I see this as an issue resulting from the rapid growth because unlike many other youtubers, the fanbase is far less established and far less cohesive when it’s so rapidly changing. It’s doubled in like a couple months! Because it’s new and novel, participants are far more loud and active - with time they’ll calm down but by then Dream will have gained millions more subscribers.
Furthermore, they don’t really know how to handle things properly. A good instance is how in their first livestream they clearly didn’t know what they were doing and didn’t have mods or a system in place. Had they grown more slowly they’d have had time to get used to things a bit more but they had to cater to a massive audience from the beginning. When they participated in MCU, it went rather poorl so they started complaining about the events issues and, I think they underestimate how large their audience is, loads fans followed Dream’s lead in attacking the event - contrast with BadBoyHalo who had his issues too but generally enjoyed the event delivering any criticisms in a much more constructive way (though poor Bad is probably especially careful and must be very wary of his fans who actually might be the worst). Overall, I think they’re still learning and its harder for them because any mistakes they make lead to drama. Even when they do little things like attempting to block toxic fans it turns into terrible drama.
I don’t think there’s a good solution to this really. All I can say is to try to always be nice, patient and respectful of others. Try not to encourage acidic behaviour. With time, I expect Dream will get better at managing his fanbase too and maybe Dream team drama won’t be trending on twitter every single day. But maybe twitter’s the problem? It honestly feels like a terrible place for fandom to exist. Creators and fanart sure but actual discourse?
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