Dealing with INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS | Sanders Sides

  • Published: 25 June 2019
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    Sometimes, the most troubling issues we face are ones we’re too frightened or hesitant to talk about with others. In this episode, Thomas deals with some troubling thoughts from the night before, and it has the Sides at odds with how to address the situation, if at all. And it doesn’t help that a new force is bringing all of this forbidden thinking about. Hope you all enjoy!

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    And thank you to Joan and Adri, who storyboarded the entire music video!

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    The music video sequence in this video was inspired in part by some of the amazing Sanders Sides animatics that have been made by the likes of Xaan, Celeste, and others! We're so honored that our work has inspired such wonderful pieces of art, and we wanted to let anyone who makes fanart know that your work inspires us as much as ours may have inspired you.

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Comments • 40 289

  • Kaitlyn Corcoran
    Kaitlyn Corcoran  10 minutes back

    Hey what the what happened you the vines

    • Alexis Hartman
      Alexis Hartman  17 minutes back

      Ok, i just need a video where virgil explains everything, or he's the narrator of the video. Like the embarrassing past video. Hopefully next video will be that, since he just came out as a dark side. Logan talks to much, and he's getting on my nerves

      • Queen Kelly
        Queen Kelly  50 minutes back

        We need a part two!!! Virgil needs to explain now!

        • Therapy Cat
          Therapy Cat  1 hours back

          remus gives virgil a certain and look
          and virgil looks all guilty but nobody cares ;-;
          maybe thats we he decided to tell thomas at the end

          • undead army
            undead army  1 hours back

            Everyone has a duke no matter how we perceive them it's all up to us we have to deal with those thoughts what seperate us as people I draw to sort of deal with them I draw a downed portion of them they stay there and leave slowly

            • Therapy Cat
              Therapy Cat  2 hours back

              captions say "v&d"


              • Therapy Cat
                Therapy Cat  6 minutes back

                @Alexis Hartman that probably was it

                nice to think tho

              • Alexis Hartman
                Alexis Hartman  16 minutes back

                I think the D stands for duke

            • Shimzz
              Shimzz  2 hours back

              2:12 Roman is me when I smell bullshit

              • Dumpster Fire
                Dumpster Fire  2 hours back

                Hey, I saw this on tumblr and this video reminded me of it.

                Maybe goodness isn’t the absence of bad thoughts or impulses, but the conscious choice to behave according to your own moral ideals in spite of them.

                • stump clan
                  stump clan  2 hours back

                  There might've been foreshadowing for this in the old video, "The Sanders Sides 12 Days of Christmas!"

                  Roman said "And not visions of your naked Aunt Patty!" And then afterwards he said "Don't know where that came from."

                  During the musical number "Forbidden Fruit," during the line of "Unicorn horns and dragon tails" Remus leans down and there is a small post it note with miniscule writing that reads "Aunt Patty naked"

                  That could've been foreshadowing Remus but at the very early stage of creation in that video!!!!!

                  Or am I just crazy?!?

                  What if Roman knew all along? Was Roman not a thing and it was only Remus until he split?

                  • Lgbtq Emerald
                    Lgbtq Emerald  3 hours back

                    " BlocK Out ALl The Juicy Stuff~ " HHHHH! DUKE IS A MOOD RIGHT HERE!

                    • Chi Seven
                      Chi Seven  3 hours back

                      Why do I feel like Virgil is the dark side to Logan.
                      Virgil just reacts to everything he doesn’t like while Logan thinks things through
                      They are opposite

                      While that’s what I think anyway, I could be wrong

                      • Yandere Cat Person
                        Yandere Cat Person  3 hours back

                        If you see this, read this poem,
                        "One bright day in middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight, back to back they faced each other, drew there swords and shot each other, the deaf police man heard the noise, went up to save the 2 dead boys. If you don't believe me this story's true, ask the blind man, he saw it too." That's only part of the poem , but just TRY and comprehend this.

                        • KatrinLittleDevil
                          KatrinLittleDevil  3 hours back

                          as weird as it is to say about sides, but on 3:20 you can hear how similar Roman sounds to Remus, it's uncanny

                          • Dracos002
                            Dracos002  4 hours back

                            I honestly think the reason why Virgil didn't like being called paranoid is because his job is to warn Thomas from danger, and being called paranoid is an insult to his entire reason to exist.

                            • white jadin
                              white jadin  4 hours back

                              This is actually amazing the editing is phenomenal! 😍👏👏👏
                              Also the Duke is my new favorite character

                              • Hacker wolf Gaming
                                Hacker wolf Gaming  4 hours back

                                You should react to old vines and vids

                                • white jadin
                                  white jadin  4 hours back

                                  6:09 this actually creeped me out real bad 😶😶

                                  • EgoDragonVM66
                                    EgoDragonVM66  4 hours back

                                    Please tell me the deodorant was replaced with chocolate or cheese...or something else food wise...

                                    • Irish Geek 12
                                      Irish Geek 12  4 hours back

                                      OH MY F***ING GOD
                                      FIVE NAME REVEALS
                                      IN THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS VID
                                      FIVE NAME REVEALS
                                      DUKE AKA REMUS WAS THE FIFTH!!!

                                      • Makenna Patton
                                        Makenna Patton  4 hours back

                                        THOMAS WHY YOU BACK AWAY IN FEAR HE IS STILL HIM AHHHHH

                                        • Gabby Marie
                                          Gabby Marie  4 hours back

                                          Just saying, if something takes Logan out idk how one of these dark side problems will be solved

                                        • Irish Geek 12
                                          Irish Geek 12  4 hours back

                                          32:27 - 32:55 I WANT TO JUMP IN AND GIVE PATTON A HUG MY POOR BABY!!!
                                          33:19 - 33:39 AND GIVE VIRGIL A HUG!!

                                          • Dont Judge Me, Im Weird

                                            Patton - Deceit
                                            Roman - Remus
                                            Logan - Rationality?
                                            Virgil - Parinoia??????

                                            • Irish Geek 12
                                              Irish Geek 12  5 hours back

                                              I love how the cheery music comes on when Patton comes on screen

                                              • dont forget to pet The Cat

                                                No one:

                                                Literally no one

                                                Remus: There's a snake in my butt

                                                • Icey Sher
                                                  Icey Sher  5 hours back

                                                  I'm interested in the bloopers of this video XD

                                                  • Conspire The Storyteller

                                                    So Remus would be the "Imp of Perverse?" The technical term for all those urges or thoughts you have to toss your phone off a building or push your best friend who can't swim off a dock.

                                                    • Sad Ghost
                                                      Sad Ghost  5 hours back

                                                      This means there might be 1 more "good" side and 1 more "bad" side....

                                                      • The Fantastic World of Potatoes

                                                        Lol 😂 only me? I legit yawned after Thomas yawned at the beginning

                                                        • It’s just Brendon! Urie now

                                                          37:08 so is there 1 more side (orange)? or was Virgil Logan's dark side (so this is all of them now)? OR is there still Logan's dark side and Virgils light(?) side still to be introduced?

                                                          • Alexis Hartman
                                                            Alexis Hartman  11 minutes back

                                                            Well, he can probably have over a million sides, and add more as the series goes on. Not just 0ne or 2

                                                        • It’s just Brendon! Urie now

                                                          Logan stans are thriving

                                                          • It’s just Brendon! Urie now

                                                            Patton and logan look like protective parents when Remus brings up Virgil's past at 33:48

                                                            • Vic
                                                              Vic  6 hours back

                                                              Logan asking if he was cool was so cute. Also the part where he starts to say Virgil was just being paranoid but stops himself is so strong. Because saying someone is just being paranoid downplays what anxiety is and writes of the struggles in a way.

                                                              • It’s just Brendon! Urie now

                                                                I'm so proud of Logan for sorting this out. He's a cool dude

                                                                • Mochi
                                                                  Mochi  6 hours back

                                                                  i think i understand (even though people have been saying this for ages and im late :,) ) why they refer to saying that virgil is paranoid. the confirmation that he used to be one of the dark sides almost proves that that may have been his past dark side name instead of anxiety. my poor little chemically imbalanced romance :,( <33

                                                                  • It’s just Brendon! Urie now

                                                                    So Roman is Disney movies version and Remus is the Grimm tales?

                                                                    • clikclak
                                                                      clikclak  6 hours back

                                                                      its funny how a video can be so entertaining but also make me so existentially anxious at the same time

                                                                      • Zachariah
                                                                        Zachariah  6 hours back

                                                                        25:29 when deceit was disguised as Patton he said I’m funny like that, and Remus said he’s undpredictable like that. Interesting.

                                                                        • Jennifer Turner
                                                                          Jennifer Turner  6 hours back

                                                                          Remus is literally the psychology theory of monkey brain. This is the quick action that goes against the normal logical standard. For example, when driving monkey brain says to drive into the tree or to not stop for pedestrians. This stems from the thought of evolution from monkeys. Just thought I would point it out. ❤️

                                                                          • Dakota Jay
                                                                            Dakota Jay  6 hours back

                                                                            I’ve found the best way to deal with intrusive thoughts is to just go:
                                                                            —Oh that’s a thing. K.
                                                                            —nah I’m good I’m trying to eat my sandwich here.
                                                                            —or we could not ________ , Karen

                                                                            • Natalia S
                                                                              Natalia S  7 hours back

                                                                              In the Christmas video Roman said “May images of sugar plums dance in your head and hopefully not images of ur naked aunt patty” followed by saying “sorry I don’t know where that came from” was definitely foreshadowing for Remus

                                                                              • Selah N
                                                                                Selah N  7 hours back

                                                                                Remus: But thats only just 'cause I'm honest~
                                                                                Me: FALSEHOOD!!!!!!

                                                                                • Shimzz
                                                                                  Shimzz  7 hours back

                                                                                  Everything about Remus makes my uncomfortable. It’s great

                                                                                  • GingerNinja_ Twins03
                                                                                    GingerNinja_ Twins03  7 hours back

                                                                                    Okay ummmm somoen needs to give virge a hug he needs it after opening up like that to thomas

                                                                                    • Natalia S
                                                                                      Natalia S  7 hours back

                                                                                      Remus = Loki
                                                                                      Roman = Thor

                                                                                      • RubyStar Twelve
                                                                                        RubyStar Twelve  7 hours back

                                                                                        Hi Thomas sande I made you fan art 😀

                                                                                        • Swimmer Fast
                                                                                          Swimmer Fast  7 hours back

                                                                                          Thomas should do a video reacting to the shipping stories of him on Wattpad

                                                                                          • Selah N
                                                                                            Selah N  7 hours back

                                                                                            Remember in the episode "Accepting Anxiety Part 2"
                                                                                            When they learned Virgils name and Patton said "shouldn't it be more like- uh- Virgin?"
                                                                                            And Roman Laughed? I think that was Remus shining through (lol idk) but thats just a theory a GAME- Uh not game idk bye