We Think It's Time To Talk About This GIF Of Dan Howell...

1 November 2016, 13:11 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:21

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

We need some answers.

Sometimes we just need to step away from the news, a meaty debate piece or some kooky quiz to talk about some REALLY pressing issues. Issues such as what the hell was going on in Dan and Phil's most recent baking video in which Dan is seen licking his limbs and being physically assaulted with a moth. Take this as a warning, because we're about to talk real hard about these series of events.

We could write an entire thesis about this singular GIF, but instead we've broken it down into seven hugely important talking points. So grab a notepad and a highlighter, because you're about to see We The Unicorns present a cultural lecture on how to create a captivating GIF of someone being smacked in the face with a fake moth.

Don't say we didn't warn ya.


THE KITCHEN - The set dressing to this whole baking video is truly spectacular. Let's just some time to appreciate the mise en scčne here.



THE EARS - It's definitely not Dan's Totoro kigarumi under that jacket, which means he owns even more ear-covered onesies than we thought...



THE TONGUE - What have you found Dan? Is it leftovers from all those melted chocolate chunks? We refuse to believe that Phil left any out of his sight...



THE COWER - What could Phil have possibly thrown at Dan to hurt him enough to justify this kind of body protection?! Think it through Dan.



THE MOTH - Honestly though, who just throws a moth around Phil?! Someone needs to talk to this man-child.



THE SPIDER - The spider that Phil originally questioned a sexual relationship with is just lying upside down and dead in the background. This video was a mess.



THE REACTION TIME - Before the moth had even entered the frame, Dan had already clocked it and was beginning to react. That's some damn speedy reaction time there.




STYLE - Dan certainly has it, and flaunts it 125% in this GIF.

PURPOSE - We're not entirely sure this has any... unless you have a spiritual need to watch someone get rekted with a moth.

WILL IT SOLVE WORLD PEACE? - Almost definitely.