Even if he is rich, Venus likes Japan, and she likes Manaki. Hungary is an extremely different place. Would be a huge shock for both of them just for some money, of which they aren't hurting that badly. It isn't clear how well Venus even knows her grandfather. There's a bit more to it than that..
Right! This is what I would expect. Not accusing anyone of antagonizing her here, nor am I asking for slack. It's this: let's not say 'if she would just do x, things would be different' if it isn't true. Let's be honest with ourselves and others, lest we incur the same sort of delusion of which snowflakes are so often accused. If instead someone genuinely believed such a thing, I would hope that they would stand by it and elaborate because it is strange and unusual.
I asked a pretty straightforward question, but the answer wasn't so clear. In the right circumstances, Hematite just might! Not sure. I agree. The only thing I've ever seen make a difference is an extended period of silence (years?), broken sporadically only by the most mundane of disclosures.
I'm just trying to make sure that it would make a difference, I'm not convinced that it would, or that if you think so, that anyone else here would agree. It would be an unusual opinion to have here. Imagine you wake up tomorrow as a snowflake. You've done all of this highly controversial stuff, created much drama, and PULL's section on you has been hoppin' for quite some time. Do you believe a few well-constructed statements would result in what you call 'a different story'? This is not a rhetorical question. Check out So Pink's last 9 posts or so for example. Can you feel the sheer contempt behind the words? If you were the snowflake she's discussing, do you think you could win her over, even a little, with a few 'graceful, simple, and demure' statements?
A different story? How so? Seems like a fun writing challenge, let's run an experiment to see how it works. <Margaret Palermo> I did not try to break in to her home. That's 'simply', demure is more difficult. <Margaret Palermo> I would never do such a thing. If someone tried to do that it makes me incredibly sad and worried for her. I may not be perfect, but I am not a thief or a burglar. Graceful, hmm, let's see: <Margaret Palermo> At no point have I ever attempted a break-in of her home. If I put them all together maybe: <Margaret Palermo> I have never attempted to break in to her home. I would never do such a thing. I am incredibly worried for her if someone tried to do this. I think that satisfies the criteria, not sure. Would you be convinced by any of these? I don't think anyone here would.
She has. I don't think she's gotten much backlash for whatever reason. It's probably best to say nothing. Just about any public mention of it will make things worse. If she denies it and says Venus is lying, no one will believe her plus it will bring attention to it. Of course there will be people who say 'well she didn't deny it so it must be true', but nothing can be about that.
I didn't say that it was. It was a case of her needing to say something different entirely. I also never said that it was her only problem, sigh. I said there were two key problems. Others inevitably follow from them.
This was never confirmed, and is imo completely false. I think the best way to argue against that photo is to say that they didn't do anything, she was just sleepy from the alcohol or whatever and they fell asleep chatting or something. Even if they did, I still don't think it really matters. It's her personal life, and clearly her and Manaki have moved on from it.
I actually like Mira, I find her attractive and even enjoy many of her videos. She has two key problems though, one is that she is unjustifiably arrogant, and the other is that she simply isn't that educated. A lot of other issues stem from this: her English writing and even English speech is rather remedial. I think sometimes she wouldn't get hate in some instances if she just knew how to better express herself, but other times she simply needs to say something different. For example, I cringe when she says 'we' when referring to Japanese. I've lived in the United States all my life, and if I did videos on the U.S. I would never use the term 'we'. I would instead say something like 'I've often seen this', or 'I believe it typically happens this way'. That's much more humble/reasonable, and avoids any sweeping generalizations. The thing is, Japanese people already do this! If you watch say, the Japanese man Yuta and his street interviews, you'll often hear them say something like 'I think Japanese people might think this way about x'. It's not typical for them to say 'we do it this way'. Regarding the arrogance, it makes it difficult to give her constructive criticism. She takes it poorly and often immediately becomes defensive, or worse, becomes aggressive and goes on the attack. Sometimes this even happens when the criticism was worded very kindly. On the internet, sometimes valid criticisms come wrapped in hateful/insulting packages, and you have to be able to see through that. I'd like to see her mature out of this, even though I find some of her ignorant bitchiness endearing, although that's probably something I should mature out of :-)
The song is 'Time' from the Persona 3 portable OST (Sung by Mayumi Fujita, composers Shoji Meguro, Reiko Tanaka). The thing is that the tempo has been slowed by about 15 % (perhaps to avoid copyright issues, or just because it happens to sound fantastic like that). I found the mp3 online, converted it to wav, and slowed it by about that much and it's quite close. The problem is that doing so introduces artifacts (scratchy instruments), and however it was slowed for this video was substantially smoother. I still haven't figured that part out yet.