Is it just me or did they give her a bit of a Latina look with the makeup and hoop earrings? Like it doesn't look super "K-pop". Maybe they're trying to make it appeal to a wider audience, rather than just Koreans. After all, Somi speaks English and it seems like a lot of K-pop songs have Latino influence recently, some even have bits of Spanish. Somi could have a more universal appeal.
Something that bugs me a little is how people act like she has to be perfectly cruelty-free and waste-free or it's not worth trying at all. Like... if she buys a reusable cup but still uses animal-tested makeup, it's a start! I don't think anyone can become perfectly eco-friendly overnight. I think most of us are guilty of doing the same thing. For example, maybe we use our recycling bin a lot, but are still guilty of driving instead of taking the bus. Or maybe some of us are vegan but take 25 minute showers. I feel like it's good even if the whole world just starts taking tiny steps. Hopefully they will be bigger steps eventually, but it's still a start.
I feel kind of bad for Taylor. I think she has everything she thought would make her happy, like money, clothes, a fancy apartment, a husband, and plans to have a baby. But I feel like she’s realizing those things aren’t making her happy. Since Taylor probably reads this thread, I just want to remind her: -you’re allowed to leave Ew-San and start over -you’re allowed to try out new hobbies -you’re allowed to go back to school or start a new career -you’re allowed to go back home to your family -basically you can do whatever the hell you want Don’t feel like you’re trapped with this dude and this is your only route to happiness! I am 100% sure you can be successful in many other ways!! (sorry feel like this got kind of cheesy but I just feel a little bad for her somehow!)
"I need to step the fuck up and finish it I swear" Why is she acting like it's some assignment that's about to be due and she wants to submit it ASAP? Writing a book isn't something you crank out and publish as soon as you can, it's a very labor- and time-intensive project. Not only will she have to finish writing it, but she'll have to have it proofread, edited, critiqued, submitted to publishers, and many other steps. I think everyone would appreciate some honesty from Kenna once in a while. She should just come out and say, "I'm not really interested in publishing a book anymore, I realized it's not what I want to do." As with everything in Kenna's life, she is only interested in having the final product magically appear without putting any of the work in. She wants to be fluent in Japanese, but not spend years studying it. She wants to be a famous Youtuber, but not create videos. She wants to be a published author, but not spend time writing. She wants to be artistic, but would rather plagiarize than spend time learning art. She wants to be a model, but not take care of her body or learn how to pose.
This is a bit of a nitpick but I notice a lot of us tend to refer to Kenna as a "girl" when she is in fact a woman. She's 23 now. Almost halfway through her 20's. About 1 quarter through her life. I feel like we call her "girl" and think of her as an immature teenager when actually, she is a full-grown adult and has had plenty of time to get her life choices together. Most people her age are in the process of completing school or starting out a career, beginning to support themselves in life, learning to cook for themselves, and just generally creating some plan for their future. Kenna is just prancing around in Japan and wasting grammy and grandpa's fortune on pankeki and Starbucks, with no real idea for the future. And no, "entertainer visa" is not a plan when you despise youtube and instagram and lose thousands of followers by the week. Not to mention, I do not expect her to come out of this year with a good grasp on Japanese.
Why is Kenna calling Japan her home? She doesn't even like Japan. She likes Disney, Starbucks, and pancakes, which, coincidentally, are all American/very westernized. Aside from that, she likes some of the more shallow aesthetic features of Japan, like sakura and anime. Other than that, what exactly about Japan makes her feel like it's "home"? I don't believe she has a single Japanese friend. She has not travelled the cities or prefectures at all, aside from Disneyland. She does not have a good grasp of the language. She rarely chooses Japanese foods. She does not seem interested in the festivals or holidays. She doesn't seem willing to adapt to the lifestyle, such as being super rude to her fans when Japanese people are generally very polite with strangers. She likes Japan because it makes her feel cool and interesting when she says "Japan is my home" because otherwise, she is quite an uninteresting woman with no hobbies or passions aside from spending money. She likes living her boring westernized lifestyle with a slightly more interesting backdrop.
Can't believe this woman. She got to have the "best week of her life" where she was "invited by Minnie" and "NOT Bree's +1, Bree was actually the +1." A special, once-in-a-lifetime, paid-for event by her favorite company in the world. That also looked super aesthetic and film-able. And what do we get? Like 2 pics on her feed and some insta stories? While every other person who was invited filmed a good 10- to 15-minute vlog on it? Now we're never going to hear about it again, except she'll probably post a few more photos once in a while to flex on PULL. And this girl claims she is a Youtuber and is paying for her lavish life abroad for a year with her own income.
Kenna's ALWAYS going to wear long sleeves/sweaters/coats because she is in Japan and she is ashamed of her tattoos. They probably do not fit in there or do not match the vibe she is going for these days, which is "smol brown Disney fairy" or whatever you want to call it.
Her eyes are huge. WTF? I'm sorry but I think she has forgotten what an actual human face looks like. Her eyes are taking up like 3/4 of the width of her face. This girl HATES her face. Might I remind you what her actual eye size is:
Yandere Dev needs to decide on some sort of personality and backstory for Ayano and stick to it. In my opinion, the worst thing an audience can feel toward a character is nothing. Lovable characters who you think are charming/funny/cute/interesting/whatever and you want them to succeed? You grow emotionally attached to them and just want to help them reach their goal? Cool and good! This is how most books, video games, or movies are. Disgusting, immoral, villainous characters who you hate and almost feel too repulsed to play as, but you keep going because of a morbid curiosity? It's not as common, but it can be super interesting too! There have been plenty of past famous books, movies, or games where the main character is an objectively bad person, who either overcomes their badness or is vile till the end of the story. It can be really emotionally gripping to see a bad person as the main character. Especially when you're committing atrocious acts as that character. Which is Ayano supposed to be? Are we supposed to think she's a cute and misunderstood school girl? Or is she a villain we are supposed to feel repulsed by and feel guilty playing as? Trying to make her both just makes her seem confusing, flat, and lacking an identity. And so, all most of us feel toward her is nothing. Yandere Dev can't even decide on the lore behind her. She has more personality in fanart than in the actual game.
Can Kenna please stand like a damn normal person in literally one photo? Please? It's not a good look. Once you notice it you can never unsee it. And if she's serious about modelling, she needs to learn to have some good normal posture. AKA standing up straight on both feet at once. She's looking more like one of the seven dwarves than Snow White at this point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixPxAc8nodw Look how good this Yandere Simulator inspired game is getting compared to the real Yandere Simulator. It's good because: It's only been in development for a few months, not half a decadeOriginal character models that look really good and have a unique artstyle, not crappy basic anime 3D model purchased onlineSmooth and pretty animation, good color choices, unique-looking settingsYou can play as a male character. YandereDev has shown in the past he is homophobic and disgusted by the idea of playing as a male character fighting for love. He refuses to let players be a male even though it'd probably be simple to implement in the game. The creator is working with other programmers to make the game run smoother. Guess who is too much of a spoilt child to let other people work on his project? Controller support - this is a super cool idea and I don't imagine YandereDev is talented enough to do thisThe creator is reworking programming that does not work well, instead of letting it get more buggy with each update.The creator seems to be kind and gracious in his videos. There is no calling anyone gremlins, no videos arguing with fans. Making good progress on about $120 on Patreon per month, unlike YandereDev who has gotten $2,500 per month for the past several years and does jackshitHonestly I am hyped for Watashi no Mono. I think it is going to save all of us who have been waiting for Yandere Simulator since high school, but now know the completed game will never see the light of day. Looks like it's going to be an awesome game, and we won't have to wait an entire decade for it!