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I feel like I'm not all the way agreeing some of the dynamic mentions. Some yes, but...I don't think it's that divided or in depth. To explain, I'm going to go based of what I've actually seen them do because I think it is counterproductive for me to do otherwise (it'll be in spoilers so it's not too long): No Kpop group technically has to be bffs anyway if they don't want to tbh. It's 2020. I can only hope they don't hate each other. I feel like people forget how fast paced or fabricated it can be. There have been cases of a new member coming in outta nowhere and companies being like, "Alright. Meet your new leader. Now go make a post like you're friends." Some group members end up getting along, some don't, some even leave groups and it's a shocker cause people thought they were fine, but Kpop is so "friendship/skinship" based (companies have even sold "couple books" of their idols to feed into this) that there's always these two extremes and both are annoying: one look from two idols could mean they're in love, or it can mean they hate each other. Now there are those cases where it is very apparent that they get along (Rainbow/2NE1) or that something is off (Miss A), but again, those are based on things actually seen. Not just whipped up by blinded fans, antis, or companies. I'm pretty much neutral about it, basically. If they're just coworkers doing coworker things, I don't really care. I care more about if they'll actually step up with this comeback tbh.
I highly doubt it. There was a Korean girl (not Joan) that called him babe in an instagram video once while he was cooking, and she's posted them having dinner together on his birthday. She's been friends with him and Amber for a long time. She's not really well known and it's not confirmed if they're actually dating but it seems to be leaning that way.
We're gonna get a blonde Halsey reawakening soon if G Easy is really dating Ashley. I can feel it. I know Ashley's style is laid back but I can still take a gander that Halsey will do the same and have paps post how she's "chill chic," or something ridiculous like that.
Exactly. I agree with this 100 percent. It's so odd that baby pictures are being used as "proof" when like....who looks the same as they did when they were barely in primary school? No one? Like, how does that make any kind of sense. As I mentioned before, she doesn't even have to disclose whether she had surgery or not since it's technically no one's business. It's the outright lying that's the problem. I'm sure many celebrities have had surgery, even ones highly favored or are thought of as "natural." The more Ari tries to convince everyone she's looked the same since 3yrs old, the more she inadvertently draws attention to how different she actually looks, so she's really playing herself. It's expected of fans to be misguided about their faves looks, but SHE'S participating in going out of her way to feed that. Also, if she really wanted to point out how she looks the same, she'd use pics from her Victorious days, or even her One Less Problem era...but she can't, because she knows how clockable that is, so she uses pics from the womb. Not because it's logical, but because it's easier to lie with.
I mean, I don't photograph as well as I think I look in person tbh so I understand being insecure about that--but that still doesn't mean it's okay to lie about having surgery. The "Oh my gosh, I've looked the same since I was five," line was...kinda ridiculous, cause like...hardly anyone looks the same at five than when they do when they're in their mid twenties anyway? It's so odd, because her fans just automatically sound numb when they claim Ariana's full lips are from puberty, but then she claims she's had them since birth? Make it make sense. Just say you got filler (or say it's no one's business) and go. What's the big deal...? Will it bruise her pride that much?
For real. It's a relief they're even talking to each other publicly tbh, all things considered, so can fans please not ruin it. I get being happy they're on decent enough terms that they interact but talking OT12 in 2020 is just too much. Plus they're all doing fine, if not better for themselves than when they were in the group---why would they go back at this point? Please make it make sense.
With respect to your point, I didn't say that in a shady way. It's just what I've seen. From observation, the thread generally favors Jisoo in comparison, which has already been stated before and not only by me so I'm not why sure it's being taken that way. It was just a disclaimer since there has been defensiveness with critique towards her in the past is all. Nothing deeper than that. It goes without saying that it's not every single person or there wouldn't be critique in the first place, right? Plus, I already quite literally said what you said: "it might be a tiny part of it, with other things considered of course cause YG be fuckin shit up regardless." Hope that clarifies.
Dear halsey fans. We know more than one person on this earth can like Anime. It's just that your #melaninqueen chose a very convenient time to be "sO inTo It." Just sit there and eat your spoon-fed lies she tells you.
I think part of the reason most "Dance machines" in kpop, Lisa included, don't shine as much as dancers in L.A. studios is because dancers in L.A. generally have different lifestyles? You don't hear about famous L.A. dancers like Charlize Glass, Bailey Sok, Jojo Gomez, Ian Eastwood etc. being under the exact same pressures idols face. There is a level of scrutiny on them for sure, but those dancers get to prioritize their health in a way with far more wiggle room than idols who don't have as much control over that. That's just part of the reason though. The other part is actual skill, and unfortunately Lisa lost that skill over time. Even supposedly top dancers from other groups lost that for me if I'm being completely honest. It's not a Lisa only problem. It's widespread in kpop. I've actually seen idols/trainees in person at both 1Million in Seoul and Playground in L.A. and, yeah, they'd usually get the dance down "correctly" but the soulfulness is usually absent. They're usually just sharp but that's it. No real groove or style if that makes sense. You tend to notice those things more when going to dance classes because in a dance class, chances are 90% of the class gets it right, but it's those with that extra essence that stand out. Also, now that I think about it, Kpop is ran on a time crunch, which is probably why choreography gets watered down so much for BP. No offense cause I know this thread loves Jisoo, but I sincerely doubt she'd be able to keep up with the unchanged choreo. Suzy, Dara, Jin, Yoona, Kris, etc. were not natural born dancers but have still kept up with their respective group's challenging choreo and performance skills and I'm sorry, but Jisoo in comparison doesn't exude that in the same way. She gets it right, and she's improved a slight margin, but not nearly enough for me to look at untouched BP choreo and be like, "Yeah. She can handle that." Ciara had to learn Level Up in two days with Parris and even she slipped up a few times before getting it right (and when she got it right she was perfectly fine), so...imagine Jisoo trying to learn more strenuous Parris choreo on a tight schedule? Um...not to be rude, but that type of planning just doesn't seem realistic at all. I'm not sitting here and saying Jisoo is the sole reason BP gets funneled choreography (especially when they are all slacking at this point), but I do feel like it might be a tiny part of it, with other things considered of course cause YG be fuckin shit up regardless. Even if that is the reason then, hello, YG, instead of watering down the choreo, the girls need to be in the dance studio more. Period. Not just chilling on Vlive or staying home, or only going in when there's a comeback. They all need to be in there and improve for real so they CAN have good choreo.
I looked at the TC Candler website too, and first and foremost, I found this info on TC Candler himself on google:
"TC Candler is the creator of the Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year. He was born in London, England — but has lived in various parts of the United States (Los Angeles, Minneapolis & Las Vegas) since the mid-1980′s. He graduated university in 1997 with a degree in English..." Now if the above if true, it's strange how when I looked at the ABOUT US section on TC Candler, I found some English grammatical errors, so I don't know if they were actual honest mistakes or if the company was taken over by people not from English speaking countries (i.e. Korea). If the latter is correct, and especially if these employees are primarily from Korea then it wouldn't surprise me one bit considering the list has been favoring K-Celebs more than ever now. I think the "we just want to shed light on unknowns," line was just made to save their asses because they knew them coming out with these random IG girls as nominees would be seen as extremely weird. Especially when if they were gonna do that, there are IG girls way more deserving like Vinetria for example. It's almost insulting that people like Zendaya are put up against these girls. Not because the girls are ugly, but I think people are forgetting that these are supposed to be the 100 Most Beautiful Faces, not just..."Oh hey, these girls are kinda pretty I guess." With a title like that I'm expecting everyone to be Goddess level. Like other worldly. Hell, maybe even make me a healthy amount of jealous. Not basic. I'm not saying that to be rude, I'm saying it because it's literally the context of what the list is "supposed" to be. They threw out that expectation. So when I see just people that don't have any wow factor whatsoever, it looks more and more like a joke. I'm just here like, well shit I could have nominated myself in my pajamas if this is what we do now.
Unpopular Sex Education (Netflix) Opinions. SPOILERS INCLUDED:
-Maeve is a terrible person. She's manipulative and selfish, and I understand that she had a rough upbringing but that isn't an excuse to treat people the way she did at times. Getting mad at Otis for taking Jackson's pay was so hypocritical when she literally sabotaged his relationship with Ola two minutes before that. It doesn't excuse what Otis did but they were both wrong.
-I don't "ship" Adam with Eric. Period. Adam needs to work on himself first before being in any kind of relationship (I'm also tired of the "school bully is actually closeted" trope).
-Lily getting with Ola should have been hinted a long time ago if they were gonna get together that quickly after the Ola/Otis breakup. They were fine as friends. I get Ola had a "peek" into her understanding pansexuality, but that wasn't immediately paired with Lily.
-I think it would actually be refreshing if Jackson and Viv got together instead (at a steady pace of course). They seem to have a genuine bond and unlike Maeve, Viv showed more care towards Jackson when he expressed his anxiety.
-Aimee had the best character arc.
-I'm mad at the haircut they gave Rahim for the show. They shoulda left his curls alone.
-I actually like the Ruby rendition of the high school mean girl. It's genuinely funny at times imo, unlike say Cheryl Blossom.
Well yeah, but that already goes without saying when it comes to childhood pics. It's why with her it's an especially stark difference like in the example pic you gave. Cause everyone, celebrities included, goes through stuff as they get older, but sometimes there are still pics of them looking genuinely happy (especially with friends or loved ones or fans).
But...idk...with her every smile still looks almost staged...like when I see her in pics or vids with friends, family, or fans, it's almost like she wants to smile but not too much cause looking pretty is the priority, not just...letting go if that makes sense. She just does the same pose over and over again.
I'm not one of those people who are coming from a "just smile even if you're depressed" angle. I'm just saying with her there's seldom a moment where she just seems to let go and be herself and actually laugh/smile even when she's in a seemingly comfortable space. It does happen, but it's few and far between in comparison. That's why I'm wondering if she's like...actually happy or is just too consumed with looking a certain way.