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Remember when they did that tour of the TC office, and it was this MASSIVE house converted into this office space for them, and there were so many desks and employees. Like... this company has been around for what? a year? and it's already down to only two regular employees, a fleeing CEO, and no more income?
I enjoyed her videos when I first found her. After she fled the internet, I went back to rewatch some, and was surprised by how cringey and obnoxious she came across. Maybe she's finally realizing her content made her look like a condescending weeb with an obliviously deep case of yellow fever and a superiority complex. good for her for growing up i guess?
I can't imagine Manaki would have anything constructive to contribute. He was a socially inept otaku obsessed with an underage fetish youtuber and finally got the chance to marry his idol. whether or not she turned out to be psychotic or abusive... he doesn't really have a leg to stand on either.
every time sharla shows up in other peoples' instagram stories or posts she always tries to butt in and talk over them. like she was traveling with emma and every time emma tried to talk to her own followers sharla would be like "IM HERE HI HI IM SHARLA I HAVE THINGS TO SAY AND NO I WILL NOT clear my throat, i have never cleared my throat in my life why start now". it seems such a weird desperate grab for attention. like bitch u got ur own followers to whine to.
might be a bit OT but Lovely Lor did a video reviewing this same episode a few months ago, and talked a lot about the behind the scenes of the documentary, how cringey it is, and how emily is clearly being forced by the producers to say "doll" and "dolly" instead of "lolita" because she's clearly just really into Lolita. has a lot of good insight on what's going on with venus as well, if that's what you're looking for (since venus clearly gave us nothing). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qcq95X-3nE Venus has literally nothing to contribute on her actual involvement in the documentary or even what her life was like back then, which is frustrating at first but then seems a little sad when you think about the fact that she was basically margo's real living doll, just being shepherded around and moved from place to place, having no engagement in her own life. i know this is old news, but YIKES.
the clout chasing demeanor has really become unbearable, tbh. like, if you go to a cool place, do it because you want to. she just keeps going to these weird gentrified nothing places and either getting sponsorships or special permission to make it look like GAIJIN HEAVEN, and it just isn't interesting. and thinks shopping at h&m and zara means she's fashionable. i'll admit her style is good and she knows how to coordinate an outfit, but for someone who claims to have such an interest in fashion and style, it just is embarrassing that she shops exclusively at trashy placed you'd find in a mall. also, i bet she's losing subs for the magic mike vlog because she's just being so basic and annoying lately. i miss old jen, lol. im back just a few hours later because she just posted this on her ig and between this weird picture and then then asking a bullshit question in the caption to encourage phony engagement, this is the cringiest shit I’ve seen in a while. YIKES
I feel like the way Venus is going (and honestly the way she's always been going with the weird kinky content she made in her "prime") is that she'll get herself a couple of sugar daddies who like being stepped on or whatever, and that will be that. which is depressing as hell, but that's how I've always seen her content anyway. yes it was disturbing that she was being forced into this shit as a minor, but she's 22(?) and still doing it. I feel like she has a lot of the same appeal as eugenia cooney. a very fragile, sickly person with a tumultuous family life and a covetable wardrobe in a unique social demographic, whose viewers get wound up worrying if she's ok or if she's getting help or if she's happy, etc. gross and weird and frustrating.
love how she picks a "trendy" and "popular" topical book to wreck for the sake of DIY because it's not like kenna actually reads. she literally only has books for the asthetics. she is literally snagged an audiobook sponsorship, which is WILD to me since the only literature kenna actually cares about is her own shitty poetry.
I feel like this happens every time venus tries to make a change. she makes some big announcement about how things are going to be different, then something hits her and either she gets freaked out or realizes she won't be able to live up to it, and then she just crashes and burns and releases all these disturbing and weird pics and videos... and then six months later she'll be back with an apology or an explanation and talking all about how things will be different from here on out. which, like. i feel for her. but i feel like this is also maybe a way to manipulate an audience into sticking around?? making everyone want to root for her, and every time she fucks up, people stick around because MAYBE NEXT TIME she'll actually be better? she clearly has a lot of issues, and unlike her mother (who thinks of herself as totally rational and sane), venus KNOWS something about her is broken. what she doesn't realize is that every time she publicizes her breakdowns and tries to spin things in a way thats flattering to her... it just makes her look worse. it's a weird frustrating situation and i really don't understand how it's ever going to be any different. even us wanting venus to get better and make, idk, wholesome content? is part of it. [edited to add the following:] i feel like there is definitely an attention seeking element to her publicized breakdowns like this. a few breakdowns ago, back when she and mikan were hanging out, people were flooding mikan's insta with messages of PLEASE TAKE CARE OF VENUS, SHE NEEDS HELP, SHE NEEDS A FRIEND, PLEASE HELP HER and Mikan had to make a post like 'we're both adults, please leave me alone.' i think the flood of concern she gets from her fans every time this happens is probably a big comfort to her as well. venus's original appeal as a living doll was a very infantilized sort of fetish that was played up as a normal and totally wholesome weeb persona because innocence was part of the character she was playing up, so no wonder people still respond, pavlovian style, whenever venus shows any signs of needing an emotional diaper change.