oh yeah I completely agree. I was just saying that the combination of having a lack of an actual story line, plus constantly trying "humanize" controversial figures that are just using Shane's platform/fame as a publicity stunt to seem like they are this empathetic figure, is going to fizzle out fast. Whatever collab he wants to do with the Paul brothers I personally find so ridiculous, and I think on his instagram stories he kind of (?) confirmed? it is happening???? Like they just aren't good people. And sure we don't always need to talk about good people, but what is his aim? Like what is his message? idk. He should take a note from Louis Theroux. Louis sort of plays up this oblivious character in his documentaries, because it gets his subjects talking. They trust him because they think he is stupid, I think that could work in Shane's benefit for an entirely different reason. Because he's well known, these youtubers would open up to him more, but he doesn't understand journalism, so he won't pressure them with more questions, or harder questions (ie. Tanacon). It entirely possible to be funny, but also strong. You can make jokes, but still question someone in a journalistic manner. I think he needs to find that balance. And maybe like . . . not EVERY video needs to be this sort of think piece bull shit.
Now in terms of Shane's content. I think it is totally fine if he does his version of a "think piece" with controversial figures, but I find it incredibly unnecessary to do it one after another, after another, after another. It just doesn't feel new after awhile, and it is very predictable. I think someone mentioned it before, but I think he should do what Casey Neistat does occasionally, but apply it full time to his channel. Rather than going after all these big channels all the time, go after people who are talented, but just haven't made it on youtube yet. Artists, painters, comedians, you know people who are trying to gain an audience on youtube, but haven't fit their stride. That is far more interesting because it poses the question of "what creates a viral sensation?" I think by exploring those themes, by reaching out to content creators that are brimming over with talent, but not getting the attention they deserve, would be fantastic. Or to take it even further, doing a deep dive on niche, weird channels that have the weirdest people. I think he would still be just as successful if explored avenues other than controversial YouTubers. Because that shit is interesting. I think down the line he could really start creating content that could be incredibly important to people, but I feel like he is riding the controversy wave because he feels thats the only thing that will get him the views. Which I highly doubt that. I feel now, more than ever, his popularity has sky rocketed.
Side note: What she said about the falling though, is true. When I first went to Korea it was during the winter, and I kept slipping on ice (because Korea does NOT ice their streets well, which is terrifying), and no one asked if I was okay. One person took a picture of me because I feel twice in a row lmao. Also no one hold doors open either, lol. I've held the door open for people in coffee shops and stuff, and they almost always look very confused.
A while back Malissa talked about how she doesn't want to be internet famous, so she's probably just protecting her privacy. I don't really see anything wrong with her not revealing/talking about her job. idk. It just seems like she wants to separate her internet life with her real life, which I can't really blame her tbh.
All of that red area above is Gyeonggido, and the grey area in the center is Seoul. It is massive. Megan said she lived a few minutes outside of Seoul, so chances are she lives right on the outskirts, but basically inside of Seoul. Sure it isn't as expensive as living in the center of Seoul, but living 5-10 minutes outside of the city is still mad expensive. Seoul is *technically* inside of Gyeonggido province, but because it's the nation's capital and the largest city in Korea it was given status as a "special city," or it's own province, and just to put it into even further perspective Gyeonggido is the most populated of all the provinces because it is so close to Seoul, and is called a "Seoul Area". Gyeonggido has a shit load of different neighborhoods of varying prices, but because it is heavily populated, and there is a high demand for homes/apartments, it's still crazy expensive, especially if you want to live 5-10 minutes outside the city. I know that people have said that the Korean housing market is so cheap, blah, blah, blah, but they're lying to you. It is v. expensive, and incredibly hard to find a home like Megan's for a decent price. Good on her for keeping her hustle strong, and being able to afford that. But she needs to stop downplaying how much she paid, or how easy and cheap it was, because it just plays into kboos fantasies of living there, and buying a house. lol. (Side note: my bf's dad was a realtor in Korea for 30+ years. He's says it is fucking expensive to live anywhere inside, or around Seoul)
You know. Mac Cosmetics is available in Korea in Olive Young and online, and I think they have a stand alone store as well. And they have darker foundations, and I know it's not *~Korean~* so it's not as superior TwT, but I mean it is available, and I'd much rather match my skin than look like a gray ghost. In terms of Korean brands, Sulwhasoo - which is a more high end makeup brand in Korea, just started selling foundation for darker skin tones. Which is nice, but obviously they could do better, ya know. (Screenshot for reference of the recent colors they added).
I'm not giving Korea a pat on the back for suddenly having ONE makeup brand that sells darker foundations, because obviously there is def. more room for improvement, but I am just confused as to why these youtubers (ie. Eddy, Megan) are like "I love my skin!" *proceeds to wear make up three shades lighter.* I mean I guess I do know, colorism. But damn.
I just looks like she's trying to angle herself in a way to look skinnier. I honestly thought even though she talked about her jaw line in the podcast video it looked like she gained weight, and I think it's because she's like bulking to do a body building competition. There is for def some photoshop on her waist though, I mean she like kept her booty big and then made her stomach smaller. It's probs a combination of sucking in, turning, arching, and feeling uncomfortable lmao.
I mean that would a pretty cool series, youtubers that have moved past youtube. But if that's the case he should do Troye Sivan, ya know? I think he's probably the most successful shift from youtube to music. Also Tessa is good friends with Dodie, and I really don't want to watch a three part series that includes Tessa and Dodie talking about mental health, and how they need sadness to create music.