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The cblinks are fairly organized and put together birthday projects in the form of advertisements, and presents directly sent to them, so 240K is definitely believable and i dont have an issue with that Its what i-blinks are trying to copy. Cblink fanbases publicly display their funds and have a record of putting it to use, but I can just feel that whoever organizing this is going to pocket money. Neverlands are also starting to do the same thing now too lololol.
Thats just a YG thing. If you look at iKONs new video their set is really similar to Playing with Fire. Theres a lot of recycled elements in YGs newers MVs. Going back and watching 2ne1 and BB videos it was similar but you felt the effort to make each Mv more unique from the last. I guess Winners MVs stand out the most but iKON and BPs are both super similar imo. Even some sublabel artists (Vince) shoot their MVs really similarly. Somi's at least has a more bubblegum feel to it.
This! The fandom is so superficial and they care about views/records/achievements... but then again BP gives them no content LOL. Speaking of... Blinks are really pushing for this fundraising. @chartsblackpink has been tweeting almost every hour about cblink donations and begging for iblinks to do the same. Here is the twitter thread The thing that bothers me about this is that nobody who is promoting the link is giving actual screenshots of the amount raised so far, but instead occasionally tweet out an unverifiable amount of money raised by iblinks. People have been asking them to show screenshots of the balance since this campaign started yet nothing has happened. Theres so much room for abuse here but these idiots are throwing money at them. They think throwing money into a void will make BP best selling gg, when all they really need to do is just buy the album themselves instead of paying shoddy fanbases. There is a way to raise money on Paypal where the amount raised is public as well as individual donation amounts similar to how GoFundMe works... but instead they just slap a paypal.me link on every tweet. Given how that one army lied about sexual abuse to get donations for BTS tickets it amazes me how some people are so willing to throw money around on twitter. This is why dumb people stay broke I guess. Sorry if this isn't directly about BP but this shits really annoying right now.
I do think Dx4 actually had actual impact tbh. KTL on the other hand...
Waiting 1 year for each cb worked to Blackpink's advantage in the past but now that there are other viable "girl crush" groups like G-idle and Everglow (dun dun is a whole bop) I do think YG would need to change their promo strategies going forward. Their sales numbers will be safe because "big 3"/core fans or whatever but in terms of casual and multi fans I think there are more groups that can scratch the same itch.
Regarding the comeback, Chinese fanbases are starting to collect funds for BPs comeback. Apparently distributors will let them know in advance for releases. They've already gathered over $100K and international fanbases are trying to raise money as well. [source: @Chartsblackpink] Brandon (@orangefallis) seems like an influential blink and raised around $1000 to help get KTL to #1 on itunes through gifting. He is saving the leftover funds to help fund their next CB as well. Some Blinks are even hoping to outsell TWICEs "Twicecoaster: Lane 1" 467K (best selling gg album / decade) with this next comeback... So I think Blackpink will do better than KTL in physicals for this comeback especially if its a full album. What remains to be seen is their impact, can they pull another Dx4?
I do think Jennie has social anxiety. Its been documented a few times already, most recently during their Samsung event in Indonesia during the interview portion. (blinks event got a rage boner when they thought the interviewer was ignoring her but Jennie wasn't feeling good, so I thought it was appropriate for him to kind of give her space, anyways) I know this is a gossip forum, but considering the overall state of kpop I can't ever knock Jennie for her anxiety, especially since it can and does happen to anyone and its hard to control. She has a bratty personality but a weak mental and I think the hate obv gets to her, so she probably feels more anxious in situations where she knows people are going to have something to say about her vs. private events where she feels more relaxed. However it feels reallllyyyy weird that she can't say anything interesting about Chanel in that video when she represents the brand and claims to love it so much. Its not hard to talk about things you like :c She did a better job I guess in this interview from the same day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-kbUA5cNPQ
EDIT since my reply was merged Heres a video of Lisa at PFW filmed by the same channel that did the Jennie one I posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9aS6qGWuzY She appears for the first few minutes until she's seated and reappears at around 11:30. Blinkgs get autistic when talking about Lisa LOL... Also seems like the press took more interest in her compared to Jennie, but the venue is more cramped so maybe thats it.
New Jennie Interview from Paris Fashion Week: Talking portion starts around 2:18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4C-6ZBamh8 idk if its just her shyness/anxiety or poor media training. I know BP arent great at interviews but..
This is not the reason why Lisa and other Thai members in KPOP earn less. This was covered a few years ago: "So basically the Federation Of Korean Music Performers (FKMP) collects a royalty fee, but they do not pay it out until the country that the idol in question is from signs an agreement with them. That essentially ends up making the earnings loss for foreign idols permanent if the countries cannot come to an agreement. Thus, this is not on Cube Entertainment at all as it’s an industry problem, and Lisa of BLACKPINK, BamBam of GOT7, and other foreign idols (like Elkie) also deal with the same thing."This is not why Lisa earns less than other Blackpink Members. It has to do with music industry laws I thought YG gave Lisa a YT channel to supplement the loss but she doesn't use it so... But shes promoted like crazy with brand deals and being on QCYN2 so I guess that helps a lot. source: https://www.asianjunkie.com/2017/10/13/sorns-explanation-of-clcs-foreigners-being-paid-less-than-koreans-explained/
If the shady girl Kennie is talking about was in the room with them I would assume it was the girl with braided hair. I honestly only really know about Whitney in the MilesJai vlog, so not sure about the temperament of the other girls but seeing how she was already tagged as being "unfriendly" and her general uninviting demeanor throughout the video (quiet and looking at her phone) I think it could've been her.
This is true: https://twitter.com/dyrus/status/287047140662980608
Faker is known for his Leblanc, Bjergsen his Syndra and Doublelift on Vayne. Female champs are some of the highest skill-required in league honestly. I would be more impressed to see a girl do well with one of the aforementioned, then someone who can do well on Jhin zzz.
She is hanging out with her discord mods/friends. They all came to Austin to spend time with each other, so there is really no need for Dyrone to be there since they have separate social circles. Plus, Dyrus always streaming or sleeping. I am sure there are a lot of interactions between them that aren't posted to social media, though. As for the lack of interaction between Dyrus and Emiru, its something I think has been questioned before. Here are some pics of him with his ex Sedicius/Midi, gathered a few for those who haven't seen them already: