ITZY is already hugely successful, with 100,000,000+ views on their first MV. Everyone’s excitedly awaiting their next comeback. Tbh I don’t really feel a solo artist can achieve the same level of success in Korea. People are already kind of fed up with her because she keeps moving her debut date. Honestly she probably should have stayed in ITZY. But good luck to her I guess.
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!
Obviously a lot of people are questioning whether it was Kenna or Bree invited to the event. Both on PULL, and on their instas. The solution is quite simple. One of them can post a photo of their invite with their name on it and prove the truth. I'm assuming they got some kind of pretty email or letter that said something like, "Dear Kenna/Bree, we cordially invite you to Minnie's party! You are able to bring a +1 to the event." If Kenna is being honest and wants to prove all of us wrong, she can do this. I know her favorite hobby is trying to disprove us antis. If she doesn't post anything I'm low key going to continue assuming she was Bree's +1. Honestly it doesn't add up to me that she was barely shown in the video and was not in the special photo of everyone. If Disney is going to bother spending thousands of dollars inviting people out to their events, I think they are going to make a big deal out of featuring them in photos and videos to say, "Look! Our events are so cool that even Kenna/Bree attends them!" It'd be kind of counterintuitive to spend money for Kenna to come out then hide her in every photo and video but feature her +1 instead.
If Kenna really was invited there, she's not doing a good job. She got invited to a special, paid-for event by her favorite company in the world and all she could do was attempt to vlog it. The fact that she's already admitting to only attempting already makes me think we're going to see no video. That's right, she attempted her "source of income" and her "job". Can you imagine literally anyone else "attempting" their career? Her beloved Starbucks baristas attempting to make her drink? Her Japanese school teachers attempting to teach? If she was indeed invited, they probably didn't include her in most the photos and videos because she couldn't even follow the dress code and would stick out like a sore thumb. If she is trying to portray herself as a professional vlogger, she must dress herself as one. Just as you don't expect your doctor to show up in a t-shirt and jeans, or a courtroom lawyer to show up in pajamas, you can't be a vlogger at a special Disney garden party but wear dull and drab oversized clothes when they specifically ask for bright florals. All around, this girl is just unprofessional. Couldn't she have at least bought a cute new sundress for this event?
Oh my gosh. I thought I was done commenting on Kenna but I'm back. I know we aren't supposed to throw around mental diagnoses but Kenna really feels like a narcissist to me. If she doesn't have narcissistic personality disorder, she certainly still has some strong narcissistic traits. Her friend invited her to a special once in a lifetime event at one of her favorite places in the world, Disney. And what does she do? Kenna lies about how she invited Bree. She tries to pretend like she's the special, famous one with modeling work and advertisement deals and paid invitations to Disney World. For Kenna, her own image > her friendship with her best friend. How disturbing is that? How rare is it for someone to be that selfish? I really hope Disney World releases an official guest list of what influencers were invited to the event. We all know Kenna won't be on that list. Kenna, if you're reading this and you really were the one invited to Disney World and Bree is your +1, can you show us some receipts or something? An email from Disney World saying, "You're invited to this paid for event and you can bring a friend?"
Xenia.laus other photos look so awesome so I’m just kind of confused why Kenna’s look so mediocre. I thought the yellow house was a very boring background, and this one is a little better but still seems kind of random. Maybe Kenna had too much say in it and ruined her own photoshoot? And yes her feet look huge lmao. My eyes were immediately drawn to them.
Can you imagine how great Kenna’s Insta/Youtube would be if she wasn’t lazy and toxic? She’s an American girl in Japan for a year with what basically looks like unlimited time and funds. She could go on the coolest weekend trips, go to the best restaurants, buy the best fashion. Animal cafes, maid/butler cafes, shopping malls, ancient shrines, local traditions, nature and wildlife... There must be so much to see in Japan. And she seems like she could afford it all. She does have natural beauty so if she stopped photoshopping herself, put a little more effort into fashion and going to new locations, I think she could take really stylish and cool pictures too. But she seems to wear really cheap and bland granny clothes rather than keeping up with new trends. Theres so many other American/Canadian youtubers in Japan who have full time jobs or families who still manage to travel around and show cool Japan history Nothing’s holding back Kenna except herself.
Kenna's been in Japan for over a quarter of a year and she's: worn ugly boots ate pancakes 8 depressing videos filmed in her Airbnbprobably learned like 5 words in Japanese???Glad to see she's investing her inheritance wisely and working so hard at her youtube ~*career*~ which is supposedly her source of income and joy
Also does anyone feel like Kenna’s photoshoot is kind of mediocre compared to Xenia.lau’s other gorgeous photo shoots? I wonder if she paid less or something? (Also her makeup looks totally whack compared to everyone else.)
Cold sores are caused by a form of herpes! You don't need to "accuse" someone of having herpes when it's on their mouth haha. Genital herpes =/= oral herpes Two thirds of the world's population actually has herpes. NOT the same thing as an STD. Cold sores can spread from kissing a relative who has it. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do at all with sex. I got it when I was a virgin in high school from kissing my boyfriend. Once you have it, it stays with you from life and can trigger cold sores when you are stressed, sick, your lips crack from dryness, etc.