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  1. rootbranch added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    I really want to know wvat she even does when she's there (other than sleeping with men to get pregnant...). You can only visit friends for so long before they have to go back to work. And the money??  I can imagine her just walking around, eating Korean food just pretending "I'm so Korean because I just ate Kimchi." But what kind of vaciaton (or existenz is that)?
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  2. rootbranch added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    Ugh. 
    I always thought Chris Broad was pretty cool and kind of just did his own thing. He makes really nice and informative videos and seems (seemed?) Quite professional. He's the only one of the bunch that I'd consider an "influencer" just based off his subs and quality, but I'm not even sure if I'd consider him one because the whole Jvlogger scene is a bit of a niche. 
    But the other ones...they're honestly just people with a video camera in a foreign country who happened to get somewhat popular in this niche YouTube circle....what a rip off to pay for that.
    I'm also kind of disappointed that Chris Broad joined TC. It seems so below him. And Sharla too...I'm not a fan of her or her content, but she could do so much better? 
    Like others have said, Chris Okana is so...skeevy? He seems a little off, to be honest. I don't trust him at all. And his business is such a joke.
    Just because you live in Japan and make YT videos does not mean you need to be sucked into this weird company.
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  3. rootbranch added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    Kind of OT, but I feel like a lot of these people are from Germany and I'm just wondering where they all are because I have yet to see someone on the street who actually looks/deceives like some of these people, lol. They must all be hiding.
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  4. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    "all westerners"
    It's true that it's a more common practice in the US (and Canada), but dosn't mean that everyone has it done.
    Not only that, but it's relatively common in (western) Europe to be uncircumsised. Actually, most of the world is uncircumsised except for a few countries where it's common practice (US, Israel and a couple of other places which I've forgotten, lol).
    Not only does religious belief have an influence on circumcision rates, but so does cultural background and race. It's impossible to say "all westerners" do or don't do it.
    I wrote a research paper on this (male circumcision) for my pschology course a few years ago so I feel like I am probably more knowledgeable about this topic than Miranda... 
    But anyways...
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  5. rootbranch added a post in a topic Taylor R - Social Media Updates   

    I can't tell if it's a one-piece or not, but as others have said, the shoes were not a good choice. I don't mind the pants, but the top looks like she's wearing pyjamas.
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  6. rootbranch added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos #2   

    I'll be honest, I didn't watch the video because I don't want to give her views, so maybe what I'm about to say is totally wrong, but...
    a big pet peeve of mine is this idea that many people have that dog people can't get along with cats or that cats are all sassy and mysterious. I think with any animal, a general understanding of the species is needed when handing and also an understanding of the individual. Sure, you can't do the same things with cats that you can with dogs, but it works both ways. I tend to find that many people don't bother to learn the behaviour of cats which leads to misunderstandings and then to "all cats are awful." People seem to give more effort with dogs than cats.
    Maybe I'm biased since I've had few bad experiences with cats and because I was raised with both cats and dogs and would say I like them both equally, but I also took care to learn about cat behaviour and respect them. I've actually had more bad experiences with dogs than cats, but I think people tend to ignore the bad things dogs do (classic example: small dog acting aggressive and people thinking it's "cute" and antagonising the poor dog to make it growl/bite/etc... even more).
    As I said, I didn't watch the video, but just judging from the thumbnail and knowing how Taylor is, I can imagine she didn't even try to be respectful or understanding.
    and disclaimer: I understand some cats can be shitheads, but dogs can also be awful, too soo.
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  7. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I just tried to watch the video, but clicked off after a few minutes. I'm already annoyed, lol. Kind of disappointed that she turned off the likes/dislikes, but maybe that was a strategical move on her part. 
    She's made her bed, now she has to lie in it.
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  8. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I understood it more as "if you don't want STDs, get married so you're only sleeping with one person...oh, and convert to Islam" because she always has to tell you to convert. I didn't understand it as if your STDs will magically disapear once you convert and marry, but then again, maybe that's what she believes, who actually knows with her, lol.
    Somewhat OT: 
    Something I find slightly annoying that Miranda does, is using terms, like "zina," but not actually explaining them? Maybe I'm just very ignorant, but I'm not well-versed with terminology in Islam, but I can't imagine that I'm the only one who isn't sure of the meaning of some of these terms. It comes off as if she really just wants to rub it in our faces that she is soOoO Muslim and knows all of the Arabics.
    Instead of writing "zina," she could have just written "don't cheat" (or whatever "zina" actually translates to).
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  9. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I have no problem with her talking about PULL. It's essentially putting a target on herself considering we have all the proof of what she has done and said.
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  10. rootbranch added a post in a topic Kim Dao   

    Tbh, I didn't know Kim is still relevant
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  11. rootbranch added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    Sorry, didn't realise whawhat I had posted was against the rules. Seems I misunderstood them. Thank you for taking down the photo.
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  12. rootbranch added a post in a topic Taylor and Elbow-san’s "relationship"   

    I'm really frustrated by the comments from their fans. So many people are posting things like "it's not Taylor or Elbow San's fault, if you don't like seeing the 13 year old on the site, take it up with her parents!"
    like...bruh...that is literally victim blaming.
    Decent people wouldn't sexual their 13 year old kids, but decent people would also be able to say "hey, I'm not going to post photos of your kid on my website." That's failure of TWO adult parties to identify that they are sexualising a minor.
    People (fans, mostly) seem to be confused as to what really constitutes as sexualisation. Just because she's not fully naked, does not mean that there isn't sexualisation going on. Even ignoring the disgusting title ("school girls be fxxxked" or however it is), even ignoring how she is dressed - having an underaged girl amonst women with their tits hanging out is still sending some sort of fucked up message to the person reading through the site. Even if she was fully clothed, commenting on her beauty and making comments (like for the 15 year old posted above) that she will be really beautiful in some years (and also mentioning something about prostitutes in the same article???) is still allowing people reading the article to fantasize.
    It's just a really, REALLY sad situation, that people are blaming the girl, blaming her parents, but not blaming the people that literally are the ones who decide whether or not the photo is on the internet amonst softcore porn photos forever. I just can't even comprehend the people justifying this.
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  13. rootbranch added a post in a topic Oshare Girl   

    Yeah, I just watched her video and am also kind of disappointed that she'd agreed to be sponsored by them...but I do have to say that the giveaway box didn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would. Just wouldn't trust to put any of that makeup on my face. Whilst also doing her makeup look in the video, she was showing the eyeshadows that she got from Yesstyle and kept saying, unenthusiastically, "wow, stunning colour." I didn't really get the feeling that she was convinced of the products.
    I hope it's just a one-time deal and she doesn't turn into Kim Dao who pretty much only does sponsors with crap companies. Happy that she got a sponsor, but yeah...it isn't a great one.
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  14. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I think that's the most concerning thing for me, the fact that she actually believes her lies. It's one thing to lie (most people know deep down that they've lied) and it's another thing to not even know that you're lying anymore because you genuinely believe it.
    I don't think it's a matter of denial for her; perhaps this is also a reason how she was able to get a husband and have him stay. If she can manipulate the facts to fit her story and really be convinced of it, who's to say that she's not able to convince him of it as well?*
    *assuming her husband is the real deal, lol
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  15. rootbranch added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    ^ I still think it has a lot to do with Rodi being Muslim and how she is still obsessed with him + her general identity issues.
    I am looking forward to her new video. She is hyping it up so much by posting about it for days (weeks?) on Instagram. I am expecting such a train wreck, to which I can sit back and eat popcorn.
    To be honest, I hope something happens soon because she is just so vile and really needs to have s reality check. I also think it is unfortunate considering I am 99% (I'd honestly say 100% because her behaviour is not normal blah blah, but there's always that one person that says "you don't know her in rEaL lIfE!1") she has some issues that need professional help, but she won't get it / the most difficult individuals are the ones that don't know or acknowledge that they need help. 
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