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  1. caterpillars added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    More & More is downright weak to me. Not even just as a Twice song, but a K-pop song in general. I can guarantee you if the same video, dance, and song was released by a nugu group, no one would look twice (haha, pun.) 
    I am a big fan of EDM, but More & More ain't it. ITZY's EDM songs are good enough to stand on their own in my eyes, they are funky, fresh, and have a lot more soul than this. More & More is some weak, soulless, corporate-sounding tropical house. Sounds like stock music. 
    From an artistic standpoint, I don't like the video. Too much patterns, too many colors, special effects assaulting our senses every .1 second. It looks like one of those Bollywood movies that everyone memes on. 
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  2. caterpillars added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Does anyone think she brought up House MD and her Australian boy crush just in hopes that he's watching this and will reach out to her? It already feels like her insta feed is curated for like one or two specific boys. Maybe it sounds farfetched but we already know that she's a hopeless romantic and loves the idea of some long lost middle school crush reconnecting with her, just like To All The Boys I've Loved Before. It seems like that was more or less the only comment she had to make on House.
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  3. caterpillars added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Am I the only one who thinks an undergraduate degree really doesn't mean anything unless you apply it to some way in the real world? (Not tryna flex but this is coming from a fellow UCLA student if that means anything.) 
    Anyone who has money and 3-4 years can sit through lectures, cram facts and theories to regurgitate them onto an exam, and write essays using the help of the internet, Grammarly, and copious content provided by your professor. TA's in humanities classes at UCLA are usually willing to sit down with you outside of class and go over your essay with you, and make suggestions. Getting admitted to UCLA can be hard but tbh, she had every kind of support she could have ever needed to get into a top school, considering what her parents do and her financial privilege. 
    I'm not trying to call Ashley stupid at all, or say that people shouldn't get degrees or be proud of those degrees. I'm saying that if you get an undergrad degree in film but all you use it for is "Haha this Netflix Original is funny and has interesting characters," you aren't really doing anything special at all, regardless of what your diploma says. I don't mind her making a casual video on her favorite TV shows but I don't find her opinion holds any extra weight when she doesn't delve into what aspect of film makes those shows good.
    I'd like to see Ashley walk the talk and explain why exactly these shows are good from a film perspective - Does the color scheme or lighting of certain scenes portray really intense moods? Does the unreliable narrator deceive and manipulate the audience? Does the TV show deconstruct certain genres or character archetypes? That kind of thing. 
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  4. caterpillars added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    I never said that it was a whitening cream, I just dislike the entire narrative of the commercial. Call me "embarrassing" but comparing your skincare product to "Look! This queen lived in Africa yet she was still so pretty and white and moist!" Isn't an acceptable point to make in my eyes. That's clearly the narrative they're pushing despite never using the word "white." Every other skincare line has done just fine despite not comparing their skin care product to an African leader.  
    Sure, we can argue Cleopatra is "white" or whatever but she's still a piece of important Egyptian culture, and this is just another example of Koreans stealing cool African/African American things they like (dreads, rapping, du rags, grills, etc) despite a lot of the country having bad views toward black people. 
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  5. caterpillars added a post in a topic Sarah McDaniel   

    Tbh, people should know better than to get surgeries in other countries, unless it's a life-saving surgery they can't afford in the US. There's plenty of backwards aspects to the US but when it comes to surgeries and medicine, if something is banned, there's a good reason. Our healthcare system sucks but our actual hospitals, doctors and physicians are some of the best in the world.
    Also, maybe this is nitpicky, but I hate people who pretend to love science because it's trendy yet they don't bother reading an actual book on science or watching a lecture on youtube, they just make vague comments about "the universe" or "life" or whatever. It's like a quote I once heard, "Everyone wants to be a doctor, but no one wants to life those heavy-ass textbooks." 
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  6. caterpillars added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    It's 2020 and this is inappropriate. Korea knows this shit is inappropriate yet they do it anyways. 
    If this was the 90's or maybe even late 2000's I'd overlook this. But 2020? Nah man. If Korean media wants to expand to a global audience they have to stop this, forrealz. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't her groupmate, Hwasa, been shamed for her "dark" skin as well? I would have expected Solar to know better. 
    I like Mamamoo but this ain't it. 
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  7. caterpillars added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/Cozykitsune [Thread 7]   

    This is nitpicky but what does she like about Violet Evergarden other than that she's a cute anime girl who's "autistic"? Violet is brave, self-sacrificial, tries to overcome her "autism" and relate more to others, which is something Kenna will never do... It's been a while since I've seen it but isn't Violet's problem more like that she has PTSD from horrible war and tragic loss, rather than "autism"? Has Kenna seen the anime or has she just seen aesthetic gifs of it? 
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  8. caterpillars added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/Cozykitsune [Thread 7]   

    Actually I'm curious, I can't even think of the last time Kenna has talked about something other than herself or something specifically pertaining to her (TV shows she likes, symptoms of autism she thinks she has, how her friends' birthdays remind her of her past self, crap like that.) What planet is she living on? 
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  9. caterpillars added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    Makeup artists need to stop giving idols foundation that's 5 shades lighter than their actual skin color, you can always see the difference on their neck or arms and it looks stupid. 
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  10. caterpillars added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/Cozykitsune [Thread 6]   

    I'm sorry but every influencer and their mom is releasing a makeup line and/or a skincare line right now. I don't see how fans can care at this point unless the makeup does something drastically new, something you can't find at your local Target or Sephora, which we know her lipstick won't do.
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  11. caterpillars added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    K-pop idols are pretty and all but too many idols come out looking ragged in their late-20's/early 30's once they are done with the idol life. It's probably from having constant plastic surgeries and botox starting at age 16, being underweight and malnourished for years, sleep deprivation and anxiety and whatever else they have to go through. It's honestly pretty sad 
    I especially think being underweight does a number on your face, the fat in your face is actually what makes you look youthful and cute, so extreme weight loss from a young age can actually leave you looking quite old.
    It's easy to compare ourselves to idols and wish we looked more like them but a lot of them have unhealthy lifestyles that hurt them in the long run. 
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  12. caterpillars added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/Cozykitsune [Thread 6]   

    My thing with Kenna is that when she brings up different issues like autism or homelessness, you can tell it's never from a place of wanting to spread awareness or help others, it's from wanting to talk about herself. 
    Once a year she has to drag out the "I used to be homeless11!!!!111!" yet... we literally never hear her talk about how homelessness is an issue in America, how we can be there for homeless people, what are some good organizations to help homeless people, anything like that. Why? Well, #1, she was never "homeless" - she said she lived in a friend's home while her parents sorted out their finances or whatever. And their's ooone little problem with that - you see, if you have a home, you're not homeless. Yes, maybe you had to sleep on a pull-out mattress or in the guest bedroom (oh the horror!) but you had a home with food, running water, and safety. Is that a little more clear Kenna? 
    And #2, it's just not relevant to her anymore. "Autism" and "asexuality" is something she can use to elevate herself in the modern day. If anyone says the slightest critical thing, she can pull out the "autism" card. But the "homeless" card has been expired for a few years now. Why would you talk about how thousands of people in the USA are homeless when it isn't affecting you right now, today?
    This bitch doesn't care about things like awareness or educating people or whatever. She cares about how many different labels she can appropriate and milk as a replacement for a personality and a shield against criticism. I'll be impressed when she manages to utter one single word about an issue that isn't affecting her right now. 
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  13. caterpillars added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/Cozykitsune [Thread 6]   

    I'm sorry but I don't buy asexual people suffering that much, maybe an ace person in this thread can chip in, but I don't buy it. Ace people sure as don't suffer as heavily as gay/lesbian/bi/trans people. And Kenna if you're reading this, please don't cherrypick one (1) example where one (1) ace person was bullied/killed/raped/etc., it's awful but nothing compared to how LGBT have been treated for decades now. 
    If someone says "Hmm I don't really like relationships and I don't want to talk about them" 95% of people are going to be like "Oh, okay, sorry... let's talk about something else!" 
    Not "WhaAAt? You don't like sEx? You're a witch! I'm going to burn you at the stake! HAHAHAHA what a FREAK! Hey everyone this loser doesn't like SEX! Get a load of this!" 
    If you don't want to talk about sex or relationships, the majority of people are not going to make a big deal over it unless you make a big deal over it first. Plenty of straight people are single for years and deal with pressure from relatives or society, but you just learn to change the subject and move on. 
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  14. caterpillars added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Anyways idk if this is a zesty opinion for this thread but I think Ashley could be a reasonably likable youtuber, if she stops the r/ihavesex shenanigans and the virtue signaling. 
    I was enjoying her vlog reasonably and thinking "ah she seems to have matured" until the point where she got to the "I'm sooo horny, I want to do everyone in the laundromat, bla bla bla" and I was like girl... you had a decent thing going...
    She also needs to stop making videos and vlogs on feminism and how she's so happy being "single" when she clearly has a lot of internalized misogyny toward herself, and a reliance upon men for her emotional wellbeing. Now, she's 21, I don't expect her to have everything about life and love and being a woman figured out. But she should stop putting out videos that claim one thing while her actions are the exact opposite. 
    I've said this before but if she really wants to be groundbreaking, she should be completely honest for once. No "Deconstructing my internalized misogyny before my haters can~~" No "I'm so happy being single uwu uwu." Make a video titled, "I'm terrified of being alone - let's talk about it." "I've been using men for a sense of purpose in life, and it's time to change." Something like that. She's certainly not the only young woman who's had some toxic views toward relationships or men, I really can't get mad at her for that, but it is annoying that she keeps making claims in videos she cannot yet live up to. 
    She needs to stop trying to be some wise guru who has all of the answers to life when she's a confused and scared 21 year old - which is okay! 
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  15. caterpillars added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Actually I just realized it's them kissing, you can see it in a few other frames. Why did she blur this out? Isn't this the fuckboi who flew out to NYC to see her 2 months ago? Are they just friends now? Were they even together in the first place? I'm so lost. 
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