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I feel like Ashley's problem (and a lot of other youtubers) is that she started youtubing at the age of... 18? 19? And so rather than growing up like a normal human being, she's growing up in the spotlight she's created for herself as a career, and is thus trying to mold her personality, humor, worldview, etc. into what will look good on the camera, rather than just being herself and changing naturally. I don't think she's necessarily a bad person, I think that the combo of being in the spotlight + being an insecure person has made a lot of what she says in videos feel very performative and unnatural. Likewise, for her new video, I don't feel it's a bad idea to talk about being single or trying to overcome misogyny per se, but like others said, it feels like her actions aren't matching up with her words, like how she keeps posting David despite claiming to be over him. Her video doesn't feel like a reflection of her true self, it feels like a constructed version of her she thinks the internet will be happy with. It would have been more honest to make a video about what to do when you're struggling to get over a past relationship, but maybe it's terrifying to be that honest on the internet.
Bwahaha, I totally thought that post was sarcastic when I read it. I thought it was one of y'all roasting her for her "sensory overload" and mockingly praising her for doing something as simple as taking a photo of herself and upload it to the interwebz. Low key still think it's sarcasm. Snaps to this person if they're able to sarcasm so well that Kenna doesn't even realize.
Kenna doesn't miss japan, she misses feeling as if there were something unique and different about her by living in a foreign country. Now she's a 24 year old woman chilling in her sister's house with zero plans for the future, zero job experience, zero schooling, no real passions or interests. Side note but as someone who claims to love art, has Kenna been to any of SoCal's amazing art museums? The Broad? Getty Center? LACMA? That right there would be an interesting vlog but I guess thatd involve leaving the house...
I think everyone should wear sunblock, no matter what their ethnicity or skin tone is. No one is safe from the giant ball of radiation in the sky. Anyone can get skin cancer, even if pale people are more often effected.
I feel like the black-and-white minimalist MV sets are coming back from like ~2009-2011 and I'm not a fan of it. Snaps to IZ*ONE for the colorful/artsy/semi-cute concept among all of the boring black-and-white girl crush concepts we've been given the past few weeks. No matter how you feel about the song you have to admit the visuals are on point.
I admire nice K-pop visuals as much as the next gal/guy, but sometimes K-pop is just too visual focused. I was thinking today about how some western artists won't even appear in their own music videos. (This isn't as common in pop, but can be common in other genres like rock.) Instead they might have a claymation video, or a timelapse of a city, or something unique like that. I'd like to see a K-pop group try that one time, but I don't think it'll ever happen, at least not for an A-side single... A huge part of K-pop is the dance and attractive bodies/faces appearing in the music videos. I don't think another kind of music video would gain as much popularity, even if an established group tried it. On the other hand, sometimes when B-sides get a music video it's a little more unique. I really enjoyed Bvndit's Cool, which was an interesting collage style (spoilered below.) Even if K-pop groups experimented a little like this it'd be fun. If you think about it all K-pop music videos are pretty much the same right now - glamour shots of the idols posing on different sets in different outfits or doing the dance together.
(Not disagreeing with you, just adding on some of my own opinions) I feel like society needs to shift away from being obsessed with weight/appearance (aside from being obese or anorexic, which is of course bad for you) and focus more on being actually healthy, which means getting exercise, having a balanced diet, visiting the doctor when you need it, and taking care of your mental health. Because at the end of the day, everyone's body is so unique and even if someone takes good care of themselves, they probably aren't going to look like JLo in the Superbowl or a 5'11 100 lb VS model, period. Most people who lead a reasonably healthy lifestyle are still going to have a little stomach chub, or squishy thighs, or stretch marks, or maybe their boobs will sag a little, and it's okay. The #1 thing for everyone is to live a long and happy life, not look like what they see on TV. Sometimes I feel awful that I exercise frequently and watch what I'm eating, yet I still don't look like the bodies on TV. But I need to focus more on the fact that I have plenty of energy and don't get sick often!
Somewhat related to the post above... I've noticed that Victoria's Secret has finally jumped ship and has a few softer models, rather than just borderline anorexic 5'11 ones, a couple of years after most other lingerie lines like Aerie switched. I always feel mixed feelings about the plus sized models. On one hand, it's great that a body that is more healthy and more realistic body for most women is being portrayed. On the other hand, it's just a marketing move. It's all for money. Major companies couldn't care less about representation or women's rights. For the most part they're still treating their female workers in 3rd world countries like slaves. It's annoying how companies want to pat themselves on the back for having a model above 120 lbs.
Just looked up her face to see if there's any new photos of her from the past few years, and I oop -
Now don't get me wrong, she's not ugly by any means. But does she look like a cute little 12 year old girl or however she's trying to portray herself? Not at all. She definitely looks her age, mid-24, if not even more than that. She has quite intense facial structure (sharp jaw, strong cheekbones, low amount of fat in her face) which might even make her look late 20's. Look at that woman above and imagine her speaking in her special widdle anime kyootsy voice and and twipping over furniture in a restaurant and tell me it doesn't make you squirm uncomfortably Compare to Emirichu, who actually has a cute and youthful appearance, yet doesn't try to shoehorn it in every video and instead lets her natural personality shine through:
Came back to Wolfychu after not thinking about her for like a year lmao. I can see nothing has improved. Emirichu seems really sweet, genuine, and goofy in a good way. Wolfychu seems cringey, try-hard, really really wanting to be ~smol~ and cute and saccharine. What a contrast they make... Emirichu is so charming to listen to, I feel like I'm listening to a good friend tell a story. Wolfychu sounds like an adult woman trying to sound like an elementary school anime character. I'm willing to bet the majority of Wolfychu's fanbase is middle schoolers and maybe young high schoolers, while I'm 21 and quite enjoy Emirichu's videos every time I see them (although I'm sure she has younger fans as well.) Also lmao @ the fact that Emirichu drawing Wolfychu's persona looks way cuter than Wolfychu drawing herself.
I'm graduating undergrad in 4 months and while I'm happy to move onto bigger things, I feel bittersweet about the aspect of saying goodbye to a lot of friends of the past 4 years. I go to a huge and pretty well-known school with a large amount of students from out of state or out of country. It's awesome to know people from all over the world, but I also have that sad feeling of knowing that I probably won't see some of my friends and classmates ever again. Like I definitely have friends who live nearby my hometown, or friends who I know will go out of their way to fly out to me from another state. But I also have a good amount of friends and classmates who I adore, but I also know the friendship will dwindle down to maybe texting once or twice a year, and possibly never seeing each other again. You know what I mean? Like maybe someone who you were in a club with for 2 or 3 years, and who you always have good conversations with, but they're not necessarily on the "traveling across the country to see each other" level. I guess all I can do is follow them on social media and watch them go on to achieve amazing things as an adult. (Sorry for being cheesy AH)
As a big fan of Red Velvet, I don't like every single one of their comebacks. And I see a good thing. Why? Because a group that produces a wide enough variety of content that some songs will be polarizing is better than a group that makes the same thing over and over again (I think we all know at least 1 group doing this...) Yes, it's safe to redo the same thing but it's boring. I feel like Red Velvet never falls into any 1 habit or 1 genre and I'm grateful for that. I hope they keep switching things up every comeback and make some things I like and some things others like. I wasn't a huge fan of Psycho, but that's okay, because Red Velvet is doing their thing and experimenting.
I wasn't super excited about Cherry Bullet's comeback either and I feel like it's bad news for the group. It's sad to say but I feel that people's attention spans for K-pop groups is really short. If a group that's been established for a long time, like Red Velvet, releases a song that kind of flops once in a while, it's fine because they have years of fans who still love them. A lot of people hated Zimzalabim but RV is such an influential group that I don't really feel it harmed them that much. On the other hand, I feel like for a rookie group's maybe first 3 comebacks, every comeback is super important. Like a lot of other people, I liked Q&A - it was a super fun and unique song and had a fun concept. I was looking forward to following Cherry Bullet. Really Really was... fine. Neither good nor bad for me. Same thing for Hands Up. They're both alright. I'm probably never going to go out of my way to listen to either again. This is on top of them losing 3 members within the first year. So I'm probably not going to go out of my way to become a Cherry Bullet stan, unless they release something really good next time. Tbh, I probably won't even listen to their next comeback unless I hear amazing things about it. It sucks but that's the thing about K-pop. There's sooo many comebacks and debuts coming out every week, that unless a group either does something new or delivers on more common formulas in an outstanding way, that people will just move on to the next option. Half of these girl groups that are coming out look and sound exactly the same to me. We really need more experimentation in K-pop right now.