In general, yeah, she does put more effort into her videos than almost any other j-vlogger. So I guess I don't really mean that as a whole. But what really bothered me is that a quarter of this video that was supposedly about Puroland was just her complaining about the Yuri on Ice stuff. To me that's low effort and unprofessional. My comment was referring to how I thought this was a really bad depiction of Puroland and, although I've never tried vlogging so this obviously isn't an expert opinion, I feel like if you're planning to vlog about something special you would put effort into showing and talking about it instead of just showing like one section of it and then filming your annoying complaints. But maybe I'm missing the point of a vlog! If she mentioned that she didn't film because of children then I missed that comment. Also idk when this video was from, but not sure how that relates.
Mediocre video. It's 4 and a half minutes and she spends over a minute of it whining in the gift store about how there's not enough Yuri on Ice stuff. Whyyyyyy does she have to be so negative about literally everything? Just enjoy the amusement park, girl, It looks really adorable. And viewers would much rather see the cute attractions than listen to how disappointed you are that you didn't get to see enough of some anime that hasn't been relevant for months now (and isn't even Sanrio anyway). @ anyone here who has been to Sanrio Puroland, how well does her video show it? It feels like we only got to see a couple gudetama photo op backgrounds and the gift shop. I wish she'd actually put some effort into her videos.
This is something that bothers me so much about Mimei. In a way, she's actually really similar to Sharla. Both of them latch on to a few things and make it so these things completely define their personalities. For Sharla it's Pokemon, tea, and cats (a few things like Sailor Moon too, to a lesser extent). For Mimei it's gudetama, BTS, Yuri on Ice, and... also cats. The only difference is, with the exception of cats, Mimei tends to jump from one interest to another after being absolutely obsessed with it for a couple of months (like you said), whereas Sharla sticks with these things pretty consistently. But for both of them these interests seem so shallow! I can't imagine defining myself almost entirely by the pop-cultural things I'm interested in. Not that it's bad to really love certain characters or fandoms or anime or whatever, but making that your whole personality? It's so strange to me. Idk, I didn't want to get too ranty/blog posty, but personally I would want to be defined by things like my career/field of study or hobbies I'm really into -- ones that aren't directly tied to some specific company or corporation that sells merch. Sorry for getting carried away, lmao, I'm a bit fed up with the mindless consumerism of these two.
Literally yesterday I found out about Only in Japan (I think his name is John). I like his videos a lot so far. He's so positive and really adventurous. I love his videos about food. I don't have much else to say though because I just found him.
Life update video. She briefly mentions that there was drama with other youtubers (as we all know) but says she doesn't want to get into it because she doesn't want to stir things up. Talks about her new cat Suga (some cute footage in here) and Cinnamon. The merch going to support Cinnamon is up at: https://www.kawaiiasbro.com/ I still think it's shitty to not pay the artists like someone mentioned earlier, but the mug is actually sooo cute.
So... mail opening took up half the 17 minute video. And then she just showed the location of the bonenkai and her friend opening his birthday gifts. And no actual footage of the bonenkai started until 15 minutes in. Literally only two minutes of this video were at the bonenkai. I'm so done with Sharla.
I'm confused why she thought that was so complicated (obviously aside from the fact that she doesn't speak Korean, but her friend did it for her entirely anyway). Where I'm from in the U.S. it's standard for boba shops to ask for sweetness level, ice level, and what toppings you want. That's just... how boba works...
Taylor said this in the video: "I told my boyfriend I hate myself and I hate everybody and his response was 'Okay it's time for me to go to the gym and get away from you'." What the fuck? How shitty. I don't think it's ever okay for a S.O. to even joke about something like that. Like obviously she was being overdramatic but Elbow-san doesn't seem to care about her feelings even in the slightest.
Ugh yes. Her problem is she's combining being vegetarian with being super picky. Like it's totally doable to eat veg in Japan, but not when you don't even like vegetables! You can't be both. It's so irritating that she doesn't try more things.