OMG people! Why all the Taylor comparisons? Sharla's videos were/are boring af, but Tay's videos were boring af too. Before her engagement video 80% of the comments on her thread were about how boring her videos are, how she never leaves the house, how she doesn't show anything interesting, how doll!Taylor was so much better etc. What's with the sudden hype? Also Sharla obviously doesn't need an assisstant. And Taylor doesn't need one either. That said I'm not willing to watch 30 minutes of any of these jvloggers showing us their day. None of them can pull off something interesting. (Recently Greg toned it down to 10-15 minutes, and it makes his videos really more watchable! Before they were 20+ min. I'm glad for his new video length decision, because I like watching him!)
Honestly, I'm not living behind the moon, under a rock or anything, I'm pretty sensitive to different cultures (especially since I'm just 'half' myself), but this whole discussion comes as such a surprise to me. Dreads in my country just don't have the same meaning. I didn't even know it might be considered culturally inappropriate to have dreads when you are white. Here dreads are more like a statement for people living an alternative lifestyle or for those who are young modern artists, it's seen as out of the norm and hence rebellious in a normally pretty conservative society. You see dreads with people who are activists or fight for animal rights etc. (I don't mean ANY of that degrading by the way!!) I don't personally (aside from the obvious actors or famous persons) know a single black woman or man with dreads, but I have seen plenty of white girls/guys with dreads, and even a girl with roots from an middle eastern country.
Does Jude fit into any of that though. Definitely no. Just an attention whore!
I think... Nier Automata is overrated. It's a nice game. But in general I find all of it (including characters, graphics, gameplay, world etc) rather mediocre. Also playing through 26 "endings" to get all of the story and sidestories is not innovative imo but rather lazy. A really good game would give me a whole plot/storyline, make me interact and enjoy side-characters and side-plots, and STILL make me want to replay for the additional content by going through different routes/making differenc choices. But as for Nier Automata you basically don't get anything through your first playthrough. Also almost all optional endings are about how you kill someone innocent or walk away and have someone innocent killed through that. It's not even a rant from my side, because I don't care enough and I still find the game okay (I really liked the atmosphere and the soundtrack for example, also 2B and 9S). But I honestly don't get the hype. I also find it funny how the same people who rave about Nier call FF XV overrated (I'm not even a die-hard FF fan, I found quite some parts of the franchise rather mediocre, but at least XV gave me what they advertised. They didn't over-excite me, but it had a lot which Nier lacked)
Also I can't with people reacting to any criticism with: "You didn't understand the game!" or "This is not what the game is about". No, I did understand the game. And this is not what the game is about as an answer to any criticism about characters/storyline/graphic etc. is just stupid.
Also calling someone names who doesn't dig your favorite game, tell him to go back to his CoD games if he can't deal with the complexity that is Nier and insult him for quitting after the first playthrough (the first playthrough literally means you played the game through once after all)does not make you the more intelligent person or better gamer. You are just the bigger asshole. (sidenote: I'm mainly an RPG and Action gamer, not into CoD, but I noticed this trail of arguments a lot)
True! But then... every Asian country that is not Japan or S-Korea is. 1) I wish people would broaden their horizons. Recently I feel like people allow themselves to get dumber and dumber. Especially in Middle Europe and America people live in their little bubble, only watch local TV, local news (as in news and documentation produced by their own country). No one makes an effort to even understand why certain things are happening in this world. The refugee crisis here is becoming a joke - and it doesn't matter if you present facts, people just don't want to hear it (and no, I'm not for "everyone should be allowed to enter our country" but recently it's more like "no one should allow to enter our country") 2) I wish Trump would go away. If he was truly just the American president, I wouldn't even care. Not my problem then. But this a** is trying to rule over the whole world, and I'm part of the whole world, it's everyone's problem now. So fuck off. I find him more dangerous, vicious and unpredictable than Putin, Erdogan and Rohani together could ever be. 3) The Sharla-thread here is becoming annoying. I don't even like her, I gave her shit too. But it's just a hate-fest by now, nothing more. 4) When I read the criticism against Norm and what others call him out for here (minus the Greg thing - that was truly stupid) I'm like: Who even cares? A youtuber who covers his petty personality with a shiny one? So basically...like almost everyone else on youtube.
This just shows again that no matter how many hijabs she wears, how much she covers her body, how holy she claims to be... she will never change. Nothing of this will cover the fact that she is Miranda. Still the good ol' Miranda.
Is anyone still watching her videos? I clicked into her last two... and I kinda feel bad for saying this, because it feels a bit like kicking a hurt dog, but she is quite a trainwreck at the moment. Or is it just me who feels that way? It's not only her content, but also... the video quality, her look (did she get lip fillers?) and, yeah, her content. She seems to make montly videos now, but they are really long, and there is nothing happening in them...
People keep misunderstanding my original comment I made... maybe I should have phrased it better. But once again: I agree that what he did was wrong. But what I don't agree with is calling him out for other things we literally don't know anything about (like leeching off Sharla for example) Let's rather call him out for shit he does/did like being an ass towards Greg.
I was obviously not talking about how she treated Greg or how she sucks at being a friend, but about how she can literally do no right at the moment. Maybe it's just me, but I think the bashing is getting too much.
I can't really judge him for his character (yet), as for me the thing with Greg was his first real slip. As for the other stuff we heard, we have no proof yet. It doesn't sound really far-fetched though, it might be true that he made his past job sound greater than it was. If that's the worst thing he did though, I personally don't care much. I personally like his videos. He produces content aside from the typical weeaboo and shopping stuff. His editing style and how he talks sounds rehearsed, so I get that it's not everyone's taste. But I really like how he puts effort into his videos and actually tries to make content. Recently he made a video on Ishikawa prefecture, and I found that really interesting:
Where was that comment salty? This is such a reach. And there is no need to white knight right now - everyone is head over heels for the engagement, out of various reasons. But 99% are happy for her. Also rieaku is right: They have the money! Why shouldn't EB-san fly Taylor's family in and pay for their flight or help with the expenses? If I had the money I would totally do that. I would find it rather sad if none of her family memebers could come to the wedding becaues of money reasons out of all. (That's only in case they marry in HK or Paris)
Most people are just genuinely happy for her despite them not believing or believing in her relationship. ^^ She really wanted that ring after all, so although I personally (and obviously also quite some others) still believe he was/is her sugar daddy, I'm still happy for her.
And I kinda hope she is going to milk this. Like... she wanted it sooooo much, and she is genuinely happy about it. You go, girl! And I do hope she gets some of her kindness back - like, she did so much for her friends and was there for her family members, I hope they'll do the say for her! I low-key hope they'll marry in Hong Kong because it's their new home after all. But
I think this is such a reach though. I mean, I get why you guys are upset (I haven't watched Greg's video yet, because his videos always so long, but it's awful to out someone like that) But if anything he upgraded Sharla's videos content-wise. I just seriously wonder if he deserves all the hate he is getting since a few pages now. Also, and I'm saying that as someone who criticized Sharla a lot (!), but isn't the bashing slowly getting out of hand? I mean, I wasn't around for 2 days and read up on everything yesterday evening... and we do go against her for even tiny things.
Honestly, I'm not knowledged enough, but I think in front of law there is a difference between Venus' first video (let's not forget she stayed quiet afterwards, plus all the proof flowing around concerning child-abuse from Margo's side) and Margo's multiple posts, going so far as to even harrass Venus' partner and his parents, there are accusations flowing around such as she tried to kill Margo, stories about an assassin hired, Venus stomping on her feet, accusing Manaki of poisoning Venus etc.
Yeah, not only that, but it's also full of lies and defamation - in my country you can actually sue someone who is deliberately trying to kill your reputation. Margo is so many things. And not one single of them is good. Amongst all the things she is being an ass is probably still her most charming point.