very sad and not very rad
~Phil Lester and Dan Howell are the only things that make me happy~
Yes, I’m very familiar with that moment – it’s actually my favourite Phan moment to date!
The overall body language between Dan and Phil throughout this panel is excellent. They mirror each other’s gestures a lot, which is a sign of good chemistry. We mirror the gestures of those with whom we feel a relatable connection. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and although we might not always react to imitation positively in a conscious sense, when it comes to body language we tend to like people who mirror our movements. Salespeople often use mirroring to gain their customer’s favour. Look at the arm and hand placement in these screenshots I took from the panel:
You can also see Dan leaning towards Phil in many points throughout the panel:
Leaning towards someone, especially when sitting, is an indicator of fondness or interest.
The body language in the actual point of interest (‘Can Phil express an opinion?’) is what one would expect. If you look at Phil while Dan does this, he first smiles but then turns away with his eyes down, and you can see him drop his head a little; he feels somewhat embarrassed by what Dan did. When Phil starts to speak, you can see him changing his arm position from this:
Both are displays of unease, although the latter indicates an increase in anxiety; he is creating a barrier between himself and the audience (i.e. the cause of his stress) with his arms and he holds his arms with his hands, as if to hug himself. If you look at the actual video footage, you can see him stroking his arm with his thumb. This is a pacifying gesture, often shown by people who feel stressed. However, as he starts talking and gets the audience to participate, his confidence increases and you can see him start using hands for emphasis.
Dan shows pride with that slight smirk as he returns to his position, again leaning slightly towards Phil right after his request. As Phil talks, Dan reacts to his words by nodding, laughing and verbally agreeing. This is an indicator of closeness (he did not do this to any other member of the panel; he might come across as rude for interrupting their speech).
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I want to but the sims but I’m poor so I’m gonna have to wait until christmas hate everything
- un-disgruntle yourself
- comfort someone
- be comforted
- go to a quiet place
- press a magic button and fix everything
- get a hug
- see something cute
- hear rain noises
- play cute games
- cut something/someone (blood)
- break something
- open a window
- have a guided relaxation
- listen to nature sounds (or here)
- do nothing for 2 minutes
- play the piano
- make cute ecards
- make cool music (ex.)
- get an idea for what to do
- avoid boredom
- watch a dream
- have a stickman adventure