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  1. Phil

    Blue Eyes' Fan Art Thread :) ​​​​​​​

    Actually pretty close! I think my nose is a bit wider, and my jaw a bit narrower, but in general that's not bad at all.
  2. Phil

    Random Thoughts 4.0

    yes, I Was my usual scatterbrained self lol
  3. Phil

    Blue Eyes' Fan Art Thread :) ​​​​​​​

    Pretty close likeness?
  4. Good question, but they definitely would. The fact of the matter is, if the person wants to 100% protect their identity, then the best way to do that would be to NOT tell anyone there was a donation in the first place. Because making that fact public WOULD set off the army of lifeless do-nothings whose only use of time is trying to find out shit like that. Case in point: today, EVERY SINGLE ONE of my accounts was attempted to be hacked into today, while I was off from streaming. Every email address, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and the like. Luckily I have 2-and 3-step verification on all of them. But what's to say something insanely dumb doesn't happen (like a 15-year-old forum getting hacked and a password I'd had on older accounts being linked, per se) and somehow that led to them getting into my stuff? Then the FIRST thing they'd do, is look for the guy who donated $9k to go after him.
  5. So first off, here's the Twitlonger I used to explain the situation: https://t.co/4faTQRpEQd In addition, I just finished writing up an e-mail to a fan who had some valid questions and wanted more elaboration. I'll post it all here, and then you can all discuss, CIVILLY, if you'd like. "Hi, Sir. I just wanted to ask a couple of question, (despite not being my business), it's about the troll situation. I heard you on the Prestream and saw the emails and everything, and you're right, the guy was heavily implying to make it anonymously, so obviously trolls are blowing it out of proportion, as always. But there is a couple of things that are not very clear. (I'm not doubting you, you're not the kind of person who would lie to his fans, in fact you can take these questions into consideration if someone else brings it up). I'd really appreciate if you answer them, because some aspects of it are mildy confusing, specially to your fans, including me: 1) If you had received the money, (9K), wouldn't it be kind of unfair to not say anything to your fans, just because we would still think that you need 16K, when you'd only need the remaining 7K? 2) The guy was obviously implying to not make it public, however he did actually encouraged you to "let people know that a fan was able to help you out!". When I read the sentence, (if he was actually a fan, and not a troll), he "encouraged" you to do so. So, despite your intent to protect him from being doxxed/harassed, why didn't you take into consideration his wishes of "telling that someone helped you out"? I'd be grateful if you answer these 2 questions honestly, since it's the only thing that's a little bit confusing, even to someone who's trying to be as logical and open minded as possible." My response: The truth is, first off, I really didnt believe the guy anyway. I had zero expectations he was going to mail me a check or Western Union me any money. And I’d specifically asked him to not send it until 2019 to avoid creating an even further tax burden for me come April. Therefore, before we’d even gotten close to any kind of donation, I had no intention of actually saying anything about it. It seemed like the guy was almost giddy about wanting to tell people about it, but in reality, it would massively backfire. First, trolls would scour the internet to try and find out who this guy was - which might have led to him being doxxed, or even scared away from finally pulling the trigger on the donation to begin with for fear of doxxing. Second, it would lead to a massive cry that “Phil doesn’t need money anymore” from the trolls, despite the fact that 9k isn’t nearly enough to cover all of my tax issues for 2019. So it would hurt both the donor AND me to say anything about this prematurely. I have three Christmas events planned coming up where I hope to raise funds. People thinking that $9k is coming in January might not give anything at all just because they think “that’s a lot!” And not seeing the big picture of what I’ll owe in total. And that would be disaster, since there was no guarantee the guy was legit and would have given anything. In reality, there was only one way to go about this: raise as much as I could on streams in December, then contact the guy in January to let him know how much I still needed for the taxes (which is all estimated by the way, and could be way off if I’ve made more income in 2018 than I did based on the tax projections based on 2017 income). If it was 9k or more, then great! If not, I would have been honest with him and only asked him to donate that much if he really wanted to, with the expectation that excess went to more bills or the cost of upcoming games, etc. THEN, once ALL that was done, we could have talked about how this would have been broken to my viewers as good news, and not to leave them hanging, thinking that I still had tons more money to raise for the taxes. So in reality, the entire situation is bunk. This was not even the time to talk about telling the fans anything, because nothing was going to take place until January. In addition, his utmost concern from that email was his privacy, which is why he INSISTED on Western Union or something offline. And the only way to 100% ensure his privacy was to not talk about it, at all, for the time being. Keep in mind, that was my one and only email to him. I fully expected him to respond with either “HA HA IM A TROLL SO FUCK YOUUU!” or to express his feelings about what I’d suggested, and give a response. There is no agreement there and nothing set in stone. If he were willing to take a risk and chance being doxxed, I would have gladly shared the info of a donation with my fans once it actually cleared. But we were FAR away from that point, which is what all of the complete morons spinning this into something negative seem to forget. Hope that clears stuff up?
  6. Phil

    DSP's Twitch return - Chat emotes/fanart

    Appreciate it. They'd actually have to sue me to take any action, which isn't going to happen, but I have discontinued use of the artwork once I was aware.
  7. Phil

    Please include Carmageddon 1 in the indie's marathon

    You guys are far too easy to troll bait. Next to nobody wanted Stardew Valley on the actual stream. In fact, after I'd played Minecraft and promised to make it part of my normal rotation, people were incredibly happy and that satiated their desire for "something chill" (which is also what they wanted from Stardew Valley). Once I realized I wasn't going to have time to play 5 games because I'd gone so long with Minecraft and IWBTG, it was between Stardew and Axiom Verge. One I'd played before, one I hadn't. Easy decision. Then the trolls jumped on the bandwagon of "Phil not living up to his promises" which of course was BS, because never was it outright promised I'd actually play all the games. In fact, originally it was SIX games, with Ruiner being one of them. Why didn't I play it? Because I couldn't afford it. I'd already bought Minecraft and Axiom Verge and didn't have another $20+ to drop for another game to play for a few hours and then never go back to again. BUT YOU NOTICE, nobody complained about Ruiner? Because the complaints weren't legit. They were all trolls. The people who got banned for spamming "WE WANT STARDEW" never asked for unbans because they weren't Patrons or supporters. But you guys fall for this shit every. Damn. Time. Wake up. No patrons are angry that Stardew or Ruiner didn't get played. Patrons support because they love the insane amount of content I put out for free every day. The fact that they get rewards called Perks is just an added bonus, and they know that. If not, and they still think Patreon is Kickstarter, that is their own fault and nobody can help or change it. I've been doing this for 4 years and I know what I'm doing. Now, for the love of god, please move on from the pointless drama. You put me to sleep with this stuff.
  8. Phil

    DSP's Twitch return - Chat emotes/fanart

    actually i'd already removed that one from the rotation a few days ago!
  9. Phil

    DSP's Twitch return - Chat emotes/fanart

    Yeah, you can't just rip artwork off a random website and paste my face on it. Sadly that won't work lol. But if you use already widely-used, public artwork, or public domain, or stuff you put together yourself, that works.
  10. Phil

    DSP's Twitch return - Chat emotes/fanart

    You can email me the full quality pic at darksydephil@hotmail.com or uploading it to a third party website (deviantart, imgr etc) and send me the link! Looks good!
  11. Phil

    Please include Carmageddon 1 in the indie's marathon

    No, let's stop the bullshit now. I could afford everything fine until a straight 3-year avalanche of bullshit happened that was completely outside of my control. False copyright strikes, insanely plummeting ad revenue, losing multiple partnership opportunities, losing my YouTube partnership, not being offered things every single other content creator gets. And it's because of the negative element of toxic people who stalk me. My content has been on the RISE for almost 2 years now, particularly since I swapped to full-time streamer, but it's the negative nonsense that I don't control and don't influence that keeps me down. Saying I couldn't afford a house that was WELL within my budget when I moved into it 4 years ago is just factually incorrect. So, please stop with the nonsense.
  12. Phil

    Will Phil ever go back to reviewing games?

    As pessimistic and negative as this might be, at least even you admit it wouldn't make me any money regardless of the time and effort I put into it. So you understand why I love streaming. It's infinitely more rewarding in tons of ways, than sitting in front of a video editor for hours at a time to put out a video few care about.
  13. Phil

    Thanksgiving message from Phil - support

    Not exactly sure why you guys take the troll bait so often, lol.
  14. Phil

    Random Thoughts 4.0

    Anyone alive? Anyone playing Red Dead 2 Online this week?
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