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!

    Special thanks to all the incredible individuals who worked tirelessly on this project to make it happen!!

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    Also, a HUGE thank you to those who worked on the costumes in this video!

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

    Also, thank you to Joan and Quil, who helped create all the props for the video!

    And thank you to our wonderful tech crew, Quil, Adri, and Camden, who assisted with the making of the musical sequence!

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    Also, thank you to our Best Boy, Gavin, who helped us on set any chance he could!! He's the best!!

    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 • 51 094

  • Melissa Medina Quiles
    Melissa Medina Quiles  13 minutes back

    Love it

    • bisexual bean
      bisexual bean  1 hours back

      I would like to know everyone's favorite side! Reply what your favorite side is! Mine is Remus!

      • Wade Mifsud
        Wade Mifsud  4 hours back

        Wait.. why does logan not get affected by remus

        • the little art maker
          the little art maker  10 hours back

          Hey gotta question soooooo I think Logan knows Virgils a dark side from changing paranoid to something else after seeing he was upset about Logan even starting to say paranoid

          • DesperateVesper
            DesperateVesper  12 hours back

            41:10 " *THERES A SNAKE IN MY BUTT* "

            • meth coffee
              meth coffee  12 hours back

              wait not everyone gets intrusive thoughts

              • Merp Queen
                Merp Queen  16 hours back

                I'm rewatching all the Sanders Sides and I *REALLY* want to see a behind the scenes on this one

                • Isabella Rosado
                  Isabella Rosado  16 hours back


                  • Macie Schlegel
                    Macie Schlegel  17 hours back

                    I force out the thought of telling my mom I’m pansexual bc she is homophobic

                    • S G
                      S G  18 hours back

                      Who else is literally re-watching every single video of Thomas because they cannot wait for more?

                      Love Thomas so much and his videos are amazzzzinnnnnggggg!

                      I just have low patience and high procrastination levels...

                      • I'mWeirdFightMe!
                        I'mWeirdFightMe!  19 hours back

                        My main creativity is Remus; Roman was the surprise one for me. It's great though, my friends share the same issue with me, so we sometimes just talk about stuff like that. My personal favorite one is to walk up to them and say that bacon bits are just meat sprinkles, or that you can never expect the unexpected, because once you expect the unexpected the unexpected becomes the expected.

                        By the way, congratulations if you were able to decipher the tongue twister.

                        • Person Who Does Things
                          Person Who Does Things  20 hours back

                          “What is your thing with butts?”
                          It’s the one inappropriate thing he can say without getting demonitized! : D

                          • Frankie Moir
                            Frankie Moir  20 hours back

                            Is it mean that i dont mind my intrusive thoughts?

                            • Seraphim Yoho
                              Seraphim Yoho  22 hours back

                              My moms nickname is the Duchess and honestly that explains a whole lot after watching this

                              • Pink Chocolate
                                Pink Chocolate  23 hours back

                                Roman should do I tongue pop after every sentence

                                • Shadow Sorceress
                                  Shadow Sorceress  23 hours back

                                  I know this is really late and no one will probably see this but, this was an incredibly helpful video. I thought I was the only one who had these thoughts since they're generally to awkward to bring up to people. It's amazing to know that this isn't a horrible thing and you can deal with it. All your videos are amazing.

                                  • the seems legit 56
                                    the seems legit 56  1 days back

                                    I wonder how long this took to make

                                    • robert Hughes
                                      robert Hughes  1 days back

                                      When does roman say merry b*tchmas

                                      • Just R4NDDOME
                                        Just R4NDDOME  1 days back

                                        when lmao is a reality

                                        • Chattykat 55
                                          Chattykat 55  1 days back

                                          FALSEHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this

                                          • Glitched soul
                                            Glitched soul  2 days back

                                            Who HASN'T thought about jumping out of a moving car or getting away with murder AT LEAST once.

                                            • Arizona is Tasty
                                              Arizona is Tasty  2 days back

                                              just become a psychologist you legend

                                              • Sueellen Hoger
                                                Sueellen Hoger  2 days back

                                                Anyone notice how much work had to have been put into this vidio

                                                • Meme Lord2634
                                                  Meme Lord2634  2 days back

                                                  And here,

                                                  *Is where a meme was born*

                                                  • Florence Cook
                                                    Florence Cook  2 days back

                                                    You can literally hear the Patton in his voice makes a pun in the end of the video 😂😂

                                                    • Shady Shadow
                                                      Shady Shadow  2 days back

                                                      Pota toes

                                                      • emo is my religion
                                                        emo is my religion  2 days back

                                                        You get butt naked on camera and self imalate to taylor swift's shake it off
                                                        Me: uh oh uh oh uh oh uh oh uh oh , u need to calm down

                                                        • emo is my religion
                                                          emo is my religion  2 days back

                                                          14:15 , does this scene remind anyone of the scene in zombieland where Tallahassee takes a hand of a steering wheel and sticks up the middle finger?, anyone?, no ?

                                                          • emo is my religion
                                                            emo is my religion  2 days back

                                                            "The duke and the Prince litterally wear the black and the white"
                                                            And the red and green- OHHMMMYYYYYGGGGGOOOOODDDDDD!!!!

                                                            • veggiesaurusfandomtrash

                                                              So... Remus is Catholic guilt?

                                                              • chloe Louise
                                                                chloe Louise  2 days back

                                                                Remus is ligit my favourite character

                                                                • Madi Beacham
                                                                  Madi Beacham  2 days back

                                                                  i just realized that all of the dark sides (or prior dark sides) have some type of bags under/around their eyes. Virgil has his iconic under eye bags that show how he is anxious (or paranoid) to the point it’s keeping him up. Deceit has the red around his eye on his snake half, i’m not sure what that means or why it’s red but it links both Virgil and Deceit. Then you have Remus, who has the dark purple that surround his entire eyes. Maybe similar to Virgil it is to show that he keeps Thomas awake and is rather nocturnal.

                                                                  For another theory, i think, like more of the danders, that Deceit and Virgil have a much deeper connection or that Remus is a bit of an out liar. Because Virgil took a very long time to say is name, and Deceit has yet to say his name so they both seem very reserved with the name sharing. At first i thought that meant that it was a dark side thing, but the the duke appeared. He quickly comes in and blurts put his name as Remus. So maybe Virgil and Deceit have some type of name connection or Remus will prove to be the opposite the rest of the dark sides

                                                                  • Alex Toner
                                                                    Alex Toner  2 days back

                                                                    why does Remus remind me of Freddy Mercury?

                                                                    • Danielle
                                                                      Danielle  2 days back

                                                                      Wait a minute. Here's a theory: it's pretty safe to assume that because Virgil was once "one of them", and he was once labeled as "paranoia". However, does that also mean that there was another side that Thomas had, and it was once at the wheel instead of anxiety? If I had to guess, I would think that the side who had been there first was "childhood innocence". We saw a bit of it with the Exploring Nostalgia episodes where Virgil reacted to being in the nostalgic corner of Thomas's mind - he was clearly uncomfortable with having to be in that place, although Logan was the one who mainly spoke up to leave, due to complying with reason. Not to mention the Accepting Anxiety episodes where Thomas felt no fear and made rash, sometimes child-like decisions. Maybe they'll do an episode where you can never truly go back to how you experienced things as a child, because that's not a part of who you are anymore. Sure, you can reflect on that time and have fond memories, but you will never be able to feel the same way as you did, not because those experiences have changed, but because YOU have. Maybe that childhood innocence is gone, and was replaced by self-awareness, i.e. "Anxiety". That innocence can also be labeled as "ignorance", since, until you develop an understanding of the world around you and your influence on others, you are not your whole self.

                                                                      • Victoria Helena
                                                                        Victoria Helena  2 days back

                                                                        "You're just para-"
                                                                        gets me
                                                                        EVERY TIME

                                                                        • VerVerPlayzGacha
                                                                          VerVerPlayzGacha  2 days back

                                                                          I HAZ QUESTION FOR THE SIDES!

                                                                          Why do we give gifts on Christmas? And whats the point?

                                                                          • nadine alva
                                                                            nadine alva  2 days back

                                                                            *For some reason whenever they insulted Remus I got hurt-*

                                                                            • aazhie
                                                                              aazhie  2 days back

                                                                              This is some expensive therapy people. Please pay attention and learn, it can save you some bucks on going to a professional later on! XD

                                                                              • Jayden Williams
                                                                                Jayden Williams  2 days back

                                                                                Anyone else want a video with Deceit and Remus together?

                                                                                • Olivia Matthess
                                                                                  Olivia Matthess  2 days back

                                                                                  I kinda want to see the dark Virgil. He calls the dark sides "the others" instead of the dark sides. 🧐

                                                                                  • Hannah
                                                                                    Hannah  2 days back

                                                                                    The sides should read fan fiction together! I need to see their reaction!!!

                                                                                    • the proudest Lithuanian

                                                                                      watched this before bed
                                                                                      didn't finish it
                                                                                      *sounds like this deserves an uh oh*

                                                                                      • Mia Smith
                                                                                        Mia Smith  2 days back

                                                                                        I’m pretty sure that Virgil’s dark side name was paranoia based on how they reacted when Logan was about to “paranoid” . But on a different though when Logan said “ThAts WhY I SaY It!” Was hilarious to me. Anyone else?

                                                                                        • Hamilton Trash
                                                                                          Hamilton Trash  3 days back

                                                                                          The sticky note behind Remus at 7:17 reads “Aunt Patty naked.” THAT WAS REMUS’S FIRST LINE THROUGH ROMAN OH MY-

                                                                                          • Oberon Corvidae
                                                                                            Oberon Corvidae  3 days back

                                                                                            My brain: Hey, the line ' 'Cause you've got a fiend in me~' sounds vaguely similar music-wise to 'Friend Like Me' as well as being reference to Toy Story soooOOOO I was thinking- what if a Remus cover/version of 'Friend Like Me'? :D
                                                                                            Me, who has been trying to sleep for four hours: Yes, okay, I said it's a neat idea and I want it as a thing when you first suggested this this afternoon, but I can't make it! So we're filing that away for 'ideas to sometimes ponder over during the day for fun'-
                                                                                            My brain: DUKE LIKE MEEEEEEEEEEE *trumpeting sounds*
                                                                                            Me: ohhhHHHH MY GOD

                                                                                            (Also! Thomas! Thank you for making this video! I have really bad intrusive thoughts and while I've long since learned how to cope and deal with them, I had a hard time explaining the concept of them to people and this video has been instrumental in helping people close to me understand the issue. <33 )

                                                                                            • Sanders Sides TXT
                                                                                              Sanders Sides TXT  3 days back

                                                                                              I really want to be friends with Virgil

                                                                                              • xXMagicalRosesXx
                                                                                                xXMagicalRosesXx  3 days back


                                                                                                • Melon Monopoly
                                                                                                  Melon Monopoly  3 days back

                                                                                                  I’ll never watch Dragon Tales the same ever again