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While I do feel sorry for her, I rather feel horrified that she brings a child into this mess. Splenda was trash before her pregnancy, way before that, and she knew it. Like @Couvent said, she knew exactly what she was getting into. She just wanted an older guy to support her lifestyle and fetishize her, so that they can both live their creepy fantasies. She was too lazy to work although her stepfather offered her a job, and she rather went to marry her creepy boyfriend to become a lolita princess pregnant with a girl, so that she can play dress up with her.
I am honestly feeling for this innocent child being brought into this mess.
I might be in the minority here, but I am 99% certain Mikan knows everything about Yasu, and believes it. I doubt she is stupid enough to eat up all he feeds her with, despite there being so much cursing around online. Despite all there is, she is not a weak persona. I bet she knows everything about Yasu, and I bet she believes it. She just doesn't give a shit, because she is a terrible person, and a bully. She is most likely very well aware of that creepy dude's ex and the fact that he is just using her. She just doesn't care. I doubt Yasu is able to manipulate her, if anything she is going to manipulate him (and despite my dislike for her, I have not an ounce of sympathy for that trash) We are talking about the girl who was so good at damage control, she managed to jump in here twice and shift everyone's (or almost everyone's) opinion to her favor. She did that more than once. She is not an idiot, but she is not as cunning and smart as she thinks she is. Her education and her going for a degree were the only things interesting about her, and set her apart from anyone else. And they were also incredibly important for her future in Japan. Now that she threw that under the bus, she will be like any other Jvlogger or even worse (because the others weren't sitting on their high horses and shit-talking others for their reason to be in Japan) Now she is just another weeb in Japan. I think she miscalcuated the effect this decision will have. She is without the chance of a degree now, and didn't learn a profession either. Sure she is young, but education costs money and time. I doubt she is even remotely as hardworking as she wants everyone to think she is. I can't really see her spending 2-3 years on getting a degree or a certificate. Honestly, I am curious if she has thought of a plan or if she is simply gambling right now.
Am I the only one who is rather disappointed by Taylor B's new videos and her whole new artistic style? I used to love her channel. She had interesting every-day life videos, a few trips, her dog, her vegan lifestyle, a tiny bit of fashion, her weight-loss journey etc. It's been one of my favorite channels, but now she just shows a few videoclips, mostly landscape (you won't even see her face anymore) and adds subtitles instead of talking to her viewers. As I said, it's very "artistic". Maybe it's just me, because the comments on her videos are rather positive, but I find it so bland and boring.
I am a bit torn... On one hand I am annoyed by her recent cringey attitude, her meaningless insta posts and her attempt to be an influencer, because imo she loses her authenticity through and it comes off as so try-hard. On the other hand I kinda like her, because she lives her own life. She works, she respects her husband's privacy, she did not jump on the weeb-train and her content - albeit boring sometimes - is more authentic than what many of the bigger j-vloggers produce. I also think that when she travels, she doesn't only do it for social media, but also because she genuinely wants to go there. I don't think it's all so wrong to choose some events or places to produce an interesting video, because... why not? As long as it isn't super-fake, I don't see anything wrong with it. She drove 4 hours to Tottori - no one does that on their vacation only for a video, which wasn't even sponsored.
F*ck, what a bitch! At least her previous replies to her "beloved fanbase" were cringey or embarrassing, but this here is simply awful. Sure, I agree, she shouldn't feel the need to hide her body and all, she is naturally skinny and shouldn't be ashamed of it, but that person didn't even shame her.
She has zero empathy. What a surprise... I wonder... if the authorities already monitor her somehow? Seriously, her whole online behaviour raises so many red flags, that I wouldn't be surprised if she was already on some sort of list for the police to keep an eye on.
Okay, sorry to butt in with something unrelated to the current discussion here, but I just watched two of her videos (the one where she showed what kind of fashion her co-students are wearing and the one where her viewers chose her outfits.) 1) I had a field trip watching the first part of the video where her viewers chose her outfit. The first one was literally a pair of jeans, a white turtle neck sweater and light pink cardigan. It's a super simple outfit, she has never looked that well dressed before imo and her comment: I never would have thought of this myself.... It's literally jeans with a top! LMAO She also said it's more mature to what she normally wears, while I personally see tons of school girls daily wearing these kinds of outfits, simply because it's stylish yet simple. I mean, it's a pair of jeans with a sweater. The rest of the video were people chosing cutsey outfits for her, pretty much her usual style, there was nothing daring or interesting about that imo. 2) I have to admit I liked the video where she showed the various styles of her co-students. However her weeb style really sticks out even more to me now. I am torn, because on one side I think everyone should wear what they want, I don't care, but on the other side... she is going to fashion college. She is never taking a risk, she is not inspirational... it's pretty much just the usual Harajuku style most jvloggers tend to sell us as THE Japanese style while it isn't. The people she featured in her video made quite risky fashion choices, experimented, got inspired by certain colors/themes/styles and made it their own. I wouldn't wear any of that, but I have to admit, if I envision fashion college - cliché or not - these students pretty much fit my expectation.
OMG, her replies on instagram to that girl were embarrassing and so rude. Who does she think she is?? She is not Scarlett fucking Johansson or Kim Kardashian. She is literally nobody. She is just a normal girl, going to school and making some videos. Hardly anyone knows her. There are people on youtube who are really popular and might be celebs, but she is definitely not one of them. She should really be more humble.
I quite like her. She is pretty chilled and she doesn't post the typical weeb in Japan stuff. I think her problem is that she simply does not have enough content to post almost daily (I am not talking about vlogtober here, but in general she does post very often). Kudos to her for trying and uploading regularly, but she lives a normal life (which is cool and all), but sometimes her videos are quite boring because it's about another normal day.
I am with you here. I personally do like it that Jen is going for a more normal style. It's a nice contrast to all the cringey Harajuku-fashion weebs. But imo her choice of clothes mostly doesn't suit her. Both color and shape of her clothes are so not flattering for her body type. Also her contouring is way too orange-ish. I do like her bob though. I like it far more on her than her former hair cut. (plus, finally one of these vloggers going to a hair stylist and really changing their hair. How often did I watch girl x, announcing a drastic change... and nothing happened XD)
Her style is so tacky. I watched some of her videos after she was in one of Mikan's vlogs. I go through phases where I watch lots of haul videos so that I tone down my own shopping habit *lol*. But her sense of styling is so bad. I mean, every haul video I watched of her she managed to buy the worst things... I know some of these websites do have cute clothes (cheap sure, but some look cute), but she really seems to go for the most tacky ones. I remember how she went thrift shopping with Mikan, and Mikan got a few cute things (and we all know Mikan doesn't have the best sense of style either), but she just... I don't know... even Yumi King dresses better imo. Well, sense of styling (or the lack of it) is one thing - at the beginning I really did enjoy her personality and especially Archie, but wow, she is so defensive and so easily butthurt. It's a real letdown.
I sometimes watch her content. It's a bit of a hit & miss for me. Sometimes I watch a video and think, wow, that's actually nice and she comes off as likeable. Then however I see her going on a rant on instagram or wherever, and it's just so off-putting. Besides that she has quite a sad and depressed vibe around her, not sure how to voice it. But unlike other jvloggers (and not all of them are bubbly persons!) she has an air of tiredness around her. And something completely personal: I watched her videos from last year when she flew home for Christmas. Her family was extremely hyped to see her, everyone tried so hard, everyone was so happy, and she was like: God, I am so glad to return to Japan. It's not about the fact that she felt happy about returning, it was more about how she said it and how she went on about it. She came off as completely unthankful and like she didn't care for her family at all. Other people would die to be able to visit their families. I mean she is almost 30, she has to realize that her older family members won't be around forever. I don't know, I felt really sad for her mother. I hope she didn't watch that video. It's very hard for me to explain my feelings watching these videos, because English isn't my native language. I hope I was able to somehow convey what I am trying to say.
The video with her friend was really hard to watch imo. The whole vibe was completely off. I mean, do these two girls really like each other? I know people who barely know each other who have better chemistry and are warmer and friendlier towards each other. The intro didn't sit well with me either. Yes, we understood, Piper was only able to come to Japan with Mikan's help. How often did she want to tell her viewers? Also Piper apparently can't do anything, sits home all day, is a loser and smells bad. I like Mikan and her content, and I haven been quite supportive of her in this thread. But this video was just completely off for me.