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I don't think it was necessarily a 'grammatical slip.' It's not that unheard of for people to use the present tense when talking about past events (assuming in the case of Dan's FS that it was in the past) see: en(.)wikipedia(.)org/wiki/Historical_present I know I myself have done this, without even realizing it at the time. Like when I was describing to my husband what it felt like going to a rock concert I just naturally fell into using present tense bc I was recalling it so vividly
Anonymous
that's the thing, we have to be skeptical, because if we just let our little phan hearts take over, and see the things for what they actually are, we get a bunch of dangirls and antiphans attacking us for being delusional. so as much as we'd love to look at that fs and say "the 3rd time is about phil" we can't because we don't have concrete proof and we'll get bashed by non phan shippers
Anonymous
I think it's funny how we always come up with some counter-argument against phan being real, like that grammatical slip -thing. It feels like Dan could tweet 'I love Phil so much' and we'd still come to the conclusion that it was autocorrect fail and he really meant 'I owe Phil a sandwich' or something. But I really love your blog and the discussions!
Anonymous

Haha probably :p

I think we've established that we don't know with 100% certainty when Dan and E broke up so either that FS answer was in the correct tense and about Phil, or in the correct tense and about E, or it was just a grammatical slip. In any case even if it was about E that doesn't have to disprove phan imo
Anonymous

I just don’t think he’d be so certain about his being in love with E in that answer (that is from at least November) if you look at the larger picture.

i doubt it was a grammatical slip. he was typing in past tense, if it was a slip, only part of the sentence would be present tense not the whole sentence. so it'd be something like "then the 3rd time is the best time ever blah blah blah which was the best". did fs have option to edit? i can't remember if it did. i think it did, and dan would have edited it and fixed it after realizing the typo.
Anonymous

I don’t know if it was possible to edit fs answers hmm

I think the third bit of the love FS answer is obviously Phil due to the fact that's it in present tense and the rest are past tense, we know Dan was broken up with his ex before he made his FormSpring account/started answering questions on it so there's not really anyone else it could be except Phil
Anonymous

Unless it was a grammatical slip i guess

The FS answer is cute , but we really have no way of knowing whom he's talking about. I don't think we know what date this was posted. The use of the present tense could just have been a grammatical slip. He probably typed it quickly and without much forethought, never suspecting that 5 years down the line we would be sitting here, going over it with a fine tooth comb. But one can always dream... ;)
Anonymous
I'm getting so nostalgic reading all the asks about early-days-Phan. Just the fact that after all this time they're still best friends and they care about eachother so much and when Phil makes one of his silly jokes and Dan just looks at him and that smile of pure happiness that spreads across his face is just too precious. While writing this, I'm looking at your background pic of them in the photobooth at Vidcon AND DAN IS SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY NEXT TO PHIL AND I'M SO GLAD THEY HAVE EACHOTHER ._.
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It makes me warm and fuzzy too :))

Dan applied to 5 universities (he posted a screenshot) one of them was York university where Phil studied so if Phil encouraged Dan to study at a particular university it would have been York. He still recommends it to ppl now. Manchester Uni made Dan an unconditional offer (a place not dependent on his grades) on Feb 4th, just 2 weeks after he submitted his UCAS. Dan was shocked because he didn't have the AAA grades (that's why he was redoing his psychology, I suspect a module to get his 3rd A
Anonymous
(2) Dan screenshotted & tweeted the Manchester offer, in his twitter exchange with another person, he said he was shocked but thought he received the offer based on what he wrote in his UCAS essay on the work experience he had done in a law office. There's no further mention of him resiting his exam (according to his video due at end of Feb) so maybe he never resat that exam & just accepted the Manchester offer, the other universities' offers would have been dependent on his AAA score.
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