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  • Published on Jun 13, 2019
  • Let me tell you a queer little story about a boy named Dan.
    Follow me online to see the rest of my tale as it unfolds in real time:
    danielhowell
    danielhowell
    danisnotonfire
    And subscribe to my channel! ruclip.com/user/danisnotonfire (lol)
    Content warning: this video contains far too much strong language and discussions of general sexuality, discriminatory language, bullying and an attempt on my own life. Otherwise totally appropriate for education, instilling good values in young children and my grandma who I will expect a disappointed text from.
    Special thanks to ruclip.com/user/AmazingPhil for production assistance.
    Art by Hector aka swatercolour
    Soundtrack:
    Handel - Messiah
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
    Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
    Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
    Schubert - Ave Maria
    Additional Music by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com
    Disclaimer - This video is just a starting point for me, what I felt was the bare minimum (ha) required for me to get this out there so I can move forward with my life, a mix of explanation, justification and opinion. It scratched the surface of several things I could have gone into more detail about, but the purpose of this was to be ..reasonably concise and above all entertaining. In the future, in the right places, I will surely talk much more about everything touched on in this video and more. It’s also likely that something will get misunderstood or misrepresented, perhaps from the way I phrased things or people assuming my thoughts on things that I didn’t specify. Also my story is just the truth of what happened to me and what I thought at certain points of time in my environment, good and bad - of course not my opinions today. So JUST to be clear my opinion on general sexual and gender identities are that everyone is valid and deserves equal rights and the freedom to exist. The only thing I don’t tolerate is intolerance. Cheers to an inevitable bright future, either because people become nice and the old people die or the sun explodes first lmao.
    Some resources and charities for anyone who needs support or wants to learn more:
    youngminds.org.uk/
    www.samaritans.org/
    papyrus-uk.org/
    www.stonewall.org.uk/
    www.hrc.org/
    www.thetrevorproject.org/
    www.trevorspace.org/
    switchboard.lgbt/
    minus18.org.au/
    www.glaad.org/transgender
    www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
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  • Adaria Butcher
    Adaria Butcher 54 minutes ago

    I am di

  • Jude
    Jude Hour ago

    Oh geez that was five months ago already.

  • Preston Ford
    Preston Ford 2 hours ago

    I rellllllllllllllllllllaaaaaaateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Star Gourd
    Star Gourd 7 hours ago

    The real tea is that Daniel is basically a boomer who communicates w his family via email.

  • 14MINIMAN
    14MINIMAN 9 hours ago +1

    formless's blob lets rise up.

  • Rusty Kerr
    Rusty Kerr Day ago +1

    Give me your jacket

  • Anthony PH
    Anthony PH Day ago +1

    I missed when this channels name is Dan and Phil

  • Tiffany Pierce
    Tiffany Pierce Day ago +2

    As much as I'd like to make a long heart-felt comment saying how much we love you and appreciate you, I know that this makes this easier on everyone: we're proud of you!

  • Bri Jordan
    Bri Jordan Day ago

    Dan is the shame wizard. *Change my mind.*

  • Ella Blackburn
    Ella Blackburn 2 days ago

    :O wow...
    XD

  • James Charles
    James Charles 2 days ago

    We all knew

  • c H o C o
    c H o C o 2 days ago +1

    We stan a king that rocks in glitters

  • Bohemian Bogart
    Bohemian Bogart 2 days ago

    Dan, about the last comments labels come from a process of thinking. I don't agree with labels as a form of discrimination but s a way of identifying someone and understanding how they feel it can be useful :P

  • Shadow1Yaz
    Shadow1Yaz 2 days ago

    Are you ok 1990’s?
    1990’s: clearly not. I’m very distressed.

  • Justin PageSlayer
    Justin PageSlayer 2 days ago +1

    Confused, sad and horny. Me, all the time

  • Neala Ernswa
    Neala Ernswa 2 days ago +1

    Does this video make dan the biggest lefttuber now or

  • frangipaniapples
    frangipaniapples 2 days ago

    Come back to RUclip !!!!

  • Skye Krista
    Skye Krista 2 days ago

    You’re a beautiful soul, I’m so happy and proud of you ♥️

  • Grey Eskridge
    Grey Eskridge 2 days ago +1

    who the fuck disliked this video? i will fight all 46,000 of them

  • Destinee Weidman
    Destinee Weidman 2 days ago

    recommended to me again but I’m not complaining

  • Corey valentin
    Corey valentin 2 days ago +1

    I miss you dan

  • SadisticSarcasm
    SadisticSarcasm 2 days ago

    _If you aren't in youtube rewind 2019 I swear to god_

  • Erin Bray
    Erin Bray 2 days ago

    BE WITH PHIL no rush though we all know you going to be with Phil but uh if you don't get with him I'm fine

  • Saphire Anabeth
    Saphire Anabeth 3 days ago +1

    Me:
    RUclip: I know you've watched this video 30 times already, but here I recommend it again

  • Elliot Worman
    Elliot Worman 3 days ago

    Hahahahajhahahhahhahahahahahhaahhaahhahahah

  • Headwick
    Headwick 3 days ago +2

    Which 46k homophobic retards disliked this video ima kill them

  • Alexis Evatt
    Alexis Evatt 3 days ago +1

    I LOVE HIMM AND THIS IS WHAT GOT ME BACK INTO THEM..he’s literally so powerful

  • H R D
    H R D 3 days ago +4

    Dan: in almost every way, I peaked at age 5
    Me: *laughs* I peaked age 6

  • ItzKatie_girl 27
    ItzKatie_girl 27 3 days ago +2

    DAN! we miss you!

  • Caoimhe’s Voice
    Caoimhe’s Voice 3 days ago +3

    FORMLESS BLOBS RISE UP!!!!!!!!!

    YASSSSS

  • Khalil Cooper
    Khalil Cooper 3 days ago +2

    It's strange that somehow everything you said was relatable to me and i feel like most of the lgbt community can. Props to you dan I hope you're in a good place right now

  • A Lonley Ramen Noodle
    A Lonley Ramen Noodle 3 days ago +11

    **hug**
    **hug**
    **hug**
    Everyone gets a hug whether you like it or not

  • manuel dominguez
    manuel dominguez 3 days ago +1

    Lol

  • Spark Girl
    Spark Girl 4 days ago +2

    Does dan realize there is non binary so there is actually formless blobs

  • AMC
    AMC 4 days ago +2

    “Our RUclipr Dan died, sometimes I can still here his voice”

  • Gøthbøy summer
    Gøthbøy summer 4 days ago +3

    Dan:
    Phil: *breathing intensely*

  • Samuel Mingo
    Samuel Mingo 4 days ago +1

    Jeez Dan is not on fire, I started watching you way back in the day. Watched the side channels too. Totally crushed on you too. So happy to see this! Best wishes to you, and hope you start making lots more vids!

  • Floopy Doggo YT
    Floopy Doggo YT 4 days ago

    i feel like you are talking about my secondary school

  • UselessGacha !
    UselessGacha ! 4 days ago

    Ooooooooh 😏😏😏

  • Lps MoonLight Plus
    Lps MoonLight Plus 4 days ago +1

    Its alright were here for you

  • Karli Duncan
    Karli Duncan 4 days ago +1

    Talking about how the internet pushing to get information about his personal life and how that made him feel like he did when he was bullied as a child made me so sad.

  • Karli Duncan
    Karli Duncan 4 days ago

    I actually bawled my eyes out watching the first half of this.

  • Rachel Eyler
    Rachel Eyler 4 days ago +4

    This October my mom found out I'm asexual and I've never been happier, thanks dan 💞

    • Rachel Eyler
      Rachel Eyler 2 days ago

      @OwO Yeet You too bro, be happy with yourself and enjoy your life 💛

    • OwO Yeet
      OwO Yeet 2 days ago +1

      @Rachel Eyler live ur best life bro you got this

    • Rachel Eyler
      Rachel Eyler 2 days ago

      @OwO Yeet Thanks so much my dude

    • OwO Yeet
      OwO Yeet 2 days ago +1

      I'm glad its gone well homeslice 👌

  • Hannah Bruno
    Hannah Bruno 4 days ago +2

    If I could like a video one thousand times, I would.

  • Eren Pastel
    Eren Pastel 4 days ago +2

    I've watched this about 50 times already and each time I cry.

  • Brookelynn Skinner
    Brookelynn Skinner 4 days ago +2

    We all been knew and we all live for it.

  • Hunter Meek
    Hunter Meek 5 days ago +2

    dan's on the right track, baby, and he was born this way
    in all seriousness, I could watch this eternally
    so proud of you, dan
    also!!!! the queers are here for dan

  • Nalani loves dogs
    Nalani loves dogs 5 days ago

    12:26 a literal mood

  • Louisa Glen
    Louisa Glen 5 days ago +3

    I keep going back to this video because it has so many positive messages that arises from the negative situations and honestly we can all learn so many important lessons from this. Lots of people who have ever felt like this in the past can relate and it means future generations can be helped too.
    Thank you Dan for making this video

  • MaRcO tUrZo
    MaRcO tUrZo 5 days ago +6

    He protecc
    He attacc
    But most importantly dan is bacc

  • Jjj Irrij
    Jjj Irrij 5 days ago

    Duuude this is so relatable

  • sara comerford
    sara comerford 5 days ago +6

    What kind of sadistic person dislikes this video?!

  • Casey & Katy Marsh
    Casey & Katy Marsh 5 days ago +2

    I ain't gunna do the soppy thank you but I love you Dan!

  • Draco Malfoy
    Draco Malfoy 5 days ago +2

    This is my favourite thing on the internet.

  • Virginia Morales
    Virginia Morales 5 days ago +3

    I miss him so much ahh :(

  • kat.665_
    kat.665_ 5 days ago +2

    Honestly, I joined the fandom like, six months ago? A few weeks before he posted this? And I’m wholly and very glad that I didn’t have to be around to see people being horrible to him and Phil both, and I really wish people would’ve left him alone.

  • Sofia S
    Sofia S 6 days ago +1

    SPECIAL THANKS TO AMAZINGPHIL FOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING

  • i-like-bleach
    i-like-bleach 6 days ago

    Occupation: ninja penguin

  • PictureMeThis 77
    PictureMeThis 77 6 days ago

    Him and Phil love eachother and that's all we need to know

  • cathy michaud
    cathy michaud 6 days ago

    We got you dannnnnnnnnnnn