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The general American audience doesn't like aegyo but stans still do. I'm sure y'all have noticed how even American stans infantilize the hell out of Kpop idols. It's kind of gross to me but to each their own I guess. Also yeah. 9 months to a year between comebacks without ever delivering a full album would be an instant career killer for most other groups. I really do think BP's visuals (whether you think they have them or not) have really aided them in getting pushed this far. I don't know what aside from the Halo Effect could explain how they are so overrated and over hyped despite doing the bare minimum, if barely that.
I caught that too. Very awkward conjugation and I rarely see anyone (Japanese and learners alike) pair ます form with けど. Also like one of the first things we learned when I was still in the states studying Japanese was that you don't mix formalities like that (unless it's using short form before a conjunction but ending the overall sentence formally). Gotta agree it doesn't look like she learned much. Japanese is a language that can quickly flee from the mind if not constantly used/practiced but let's be real Kenna barely did the work when she was "actively" studying. (also most Japanese people use 苦手 instead of 上手じゃない wouldn't even care about that normally but this is Native Japanese Kenna we're talking about).
I'm in the camp of people that think BP really does have potential but don't get to show it and aren't putting forth effort themselves anymore because they're in a chaotic ass company and tbh I can't really blame them for feeling that way if true. Of course it still doesn't help their image or prospects going forward. Are the rumors that YG is returning true? If so I think they'll just continue to tank unless he or whoever stays in charge actually promote the girls properly and gets them out of this rut that they're in but no one (@ fans) will acknowledge.
I've always thought that as far as the future goes Mikan would just graduate from Bunka and start a mediocre online clothing store or something that her followers would happily drool over. I mean they say you only really need 1000 loyal fans to sustain yourself financially and that plus the continued YouTubing and instagram ads would likely be enough. Though I guess it'd be harder to stay in Japan if she wasn't studying.
I wouldn't mind it much either if she hadn't gone on to lie and say she's always known (let's not forget how her label of slut in HS was suddenly heartbreaker once she 'came out' as aroace) then proceed to shame anyone who asked her questions about sexuality.
Yet another reason I don't buy any of this. She literally complained about Japanese society not accommodating her hoe antics under the guise of feminism but is suddenly acting as if she was forced that entire time to "perform". I'm convinced she just wants to control how people see her.
I honestly think it's less about how the photo was edited and more about how it leads to the video where she doesn't look as "flattering" as her crazy shopped images. I believe right before that section in the video she mentions being a picky eater so not being able to give personal recommendations. To me that absolves her of trying to fake interest in Japanese foods we all know she won't eat. But it also contributes to the weird fakeness of the video and her reading from the script + reciting Google facts.
I just keep going back to the video seeing how the like to dislike ratio gets bigger and the comment section gets messier. I wonder if Ohayo Quest is going with the "any attention is good attention" model when it comes to Kenna. I mean the Youtube algorithm counts all engagement with the video even if it's negative. (Also I can not get over how bad I think her outfit in that video is. Like the individual pieces don't bother me but thrown together like that...good lord what was the thought process behind that??)
Translation: Asking me to keep up with my lies is exhausting and I don't want to give y'all the opportunity to catch me in more of them. Just go back to admiring me and my fake-deepness and then when enough time has passed that the old haters forget, I'll start lying to you again.
I just wanna know what Kenna's relationship with Japan will be once she's left. Like is she never gonna mention it again or is she gonna pretend to reminisce about how much she enjoyed it? Of course she'll get shredded by PULL either way
For those who have ASD: So stims can evolve or change naturally over time? They aren't things you consciously try and "switch" to correct? It could be a case of bad wording but I still think Kenna's view of stimming is coming from a "I'm a quirky Aspie" viewpoint.
Anyone else seeing #blackpinkleaveYG trending. I highly doubt that'll happen (them leaving as a group and getting taken up by a new company; I feel like they'd sooner split and all go into solo ventures). But it would be interesting to see. I wonder how much of Blackpink's lacking is their fault and how much is YG. Personally I think with better management they'd be a perfectly fine group. If I'm being honest I don't think they're terrible now but that's mostly because of the results they get from their fandom.
Hmm to me it doesn't seem like anyone is trying to argue that they aren't women? I know one of the previous posters said manly but that's likely attributed to the general idea that men have broader shoulders and narrow hips. Not saying that the girls are or even exactly look like men. That's what I got from it especially since manly was in quotes. Same with me referring to womanly. It's a direct reference to a general view/stereotype. Not necessarily an evaluation of whether or not they're "real" women or "woman enough". You're right though. They are women so the body they have is a feminine body no matter what.