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Speaking of videos: Apparently Tsuruko is now being paid to make videos for the Amino app now. Here is her profile. Anyone who is a verified amino creator account is someone who is being paid by the amino app to create content for their feed. Yumi King in the snowflakes section is another paid amino creator.
I think the videos are from August? But still, I find it really hypocritical how she accounces "I don't like being in videos" yet at the same time accepts this job/sponsorship of making videos for this app. Maybe another reason she doesn't want to be in Mikan's videos anymore is because she isn't getting paid for it 🤷♀️
Mikan said in her last video that we probably won't see tsuruko much anymore because she doesn't like being on camera but isn't she also a YouTuber?!... I thought Tsuruko came to Japan to be a Jvlogger like Mikan?
I know Mikan implied she helped tsuruko with all of her paperwork for coming to Japan but did she also help her find the place she is living in right now? I just find it extremely ironic that Mikan said in one of her tips for Japan videos that if you are a girl you should never live on the first floor for apartment buildings because it's not safe, yet in her typhoon video she said that piper lives on the first floor in her building.
Kinda off topic, but do you guys think her sudden lucky charms obsession is her way of trying to copy Bestdressed and her cereal obsession? I know Mikan is a fan of her channel and has kind of tried to copy her before (such as with her girl talk video). When I first started watching bestdressed I noticed there was some running gag/joke(?) That she seemed to be obsessed with cinnamon toast crunch? I know this is kind of a stretch but I'm starting to wonder if Mikan is suddenly trying to push the "I love Lucky Charms!" thing just to copy Ashley and her love of cereal. (I know in the Joan Kim thread people have accused Joan of being obsessed with Hot Cheetos or something only because some youtuber she was copying was obsessed with something similar? So I wouldn't really put it past Mikan to do the same thing.)
Idk about Australia but I live in America and in the part I live atleast I think I have seen these at street corners/crosswalks in cities and busy areas and such. Aside from that though no, I don't think they are too common here and I never knew what they were used for before either 🤷♀️
Personally I understand why she doesn't go around thrift shopping or buying more expensive clothing. You guys need to remember that all of her "cheap" clothing are sent to her for free, she doesn't pay for them at all. And, as someone who claims to always be struggling with money, why would she go around dropping lots of money on expensive thrift store and higher-end clothing when she could just wear her "cheap" clothing for free? She does not buy new items of clothing for videos, she is using free clothing items that were sent to her. I remember back in one of her first YouTube videos she even said that it was one way she saved money to move to Japan. She always accepted sponsorships and free clothing items and such for her Instagram and saved some money because she never had to buy new clothes herself.
I know the US tour date prices for seats dropped the closer it got to the concert date, but weren't there people complaining the Europe prices were too high? BP's fans are mostly young middle/highschoolers with maybe some college students, none of which are probably that rich. If they were overpricing the tickets then they shouldn't be suprised they can't outsell the stadiums.
Did these lalaray people intentionally name their song the same name as Sunmi's new song and release it at the same time?... Everytime I try searching for Sunmi's new song or watch one of her stage videos their cringey MV keeps popping up and it's really annoying.
I ended going to Q2HAN's KCON LA panel on Saturday and it was a Hot Mess. Here is a summary for anyone interested: (I apologize in advance if this gets really long.) - I thought I would start out by mentioning that their entire panel audience consisted of middle and high school girls. (All the other DIA panels had a fairly mixed audience with people of all ages so I thought it said a lot that they were the only DIA panel with no one in the audience older than 17?) - They started out the panel by praising 2 QTee's who were wearing their "brand" and then made audience members do a silly/cringy "model pose" in reward for the candy bags they prepared in Korea for their fans. - They didn't talk about their panel topic at all. The panel was pretty much a Q&A and the closest thing they talked about to the panel topic was answering a few fan questions like "which kpop idol's style do you like the best?" Or "can you do a video on xxx group?" - They spent a portion of their panel talking about how they hate wearing bras and where they buy their nipple cover stickers (someone asked where)?!?! They did acknowledge that this probably wasn't the most appropriate topic to talk about though and tried to move on to another topic. During the Q&A when someone asked what style/clothes they like to wear they went back to this topic again by answering : "Sweatpants and baggy T-shirts. Any clothing we don't have to wear a bra with". - All DIA TV panelists were required to advertise 3-4 products to the audience during their panel. They didnt read up about their products beforehand at all and handled the ads very unprofessionally imo. They just looked at them like "LOL what's this?!" And tried reading the boxes to the audience. - They gave away their Used Clothing as prizes!? It was all either Korean brand clothing they were sponsored/gifted in videos in the past for stuff from their yesstyle hauls I guess they didn't like. Why couldn't they at least give away their brand clothing as prizes?! Why their used worn clothing?! - To win their giveaway prizes audience members either had to answer questions about them or act out something like "Sing our intro song" or "Sing at dance to our Christmas Carol song". The thing is though: the audience members felt really cringy/uncomfortable having to act out these "silly" questions. I remember one person was too embarrassed to do it and asked them to act it out with them. You could tell the people answering didn't feel too ok doing it in front of everyone else in the audience. I think it says a lot when even your teenage fans are too embarrassed to preform your catchphrases (?) In public? My favorite part of the panel was the end when they said this in regards to advice on fashion college: - "We studied Buisness management in college which helped a lot. We learned sewing in high school so we thought we didn't need to study it in college." - Q2HAN's advice to someone who was/wanted to study fashion in college. Unless they messed up and meant to say "We learned sewing for our associates degree" or unless they maybe went to an arts high school and I'm just unaware, they honestly though high school level sewing skills was enough knowledge to start a fashion brand in the future?! No wonder their "brand" is just ugly tie-dye shirts! I apologize again for this being so long and I hope all of this didnt come across as me hating on them. After this panel though I think I have lost any last bit of respect and credibility I ever had for them.
This is pretty probably going to be a very unpopular opinion (and I hope this doesn't sound like I'm WK-ing her?): but I went to Joan's panel at KCONLA and I actually thought her panel was pretty great! Her panel was probably the most professional one out of all the DIATV panels at KCON tbh (except for maybe HeyItsFeiii's?) Her panel was for people 100% completely new to starting a YouTube channel/vlogging and I think she gave pretty good simple advice for it. When asked if newer youtubers need an expensive camera to start a channel she actually responded by saying that content is worth more than video quality and encouraged that youtubers now in days can start a channel just with their phone camera which surprised me? (With how much Joan likes to flaunt her expensive camera's I was sure she would tell people that you need to buy expensive stuff to be a good youtuber?) She had a camera with her and gave physical examples on getting good shots. Her brother was at the panel as well and they were really funny together and kept the audience engaged. She also always had something to say and was able to answer questions quickly without having to give any awkward pauses which I thought was pretty professional. The thing that I think made her the most professional out of all the DIA panels was her handling of the sponsored product advertisements. All DIA TV youtubers had 3-4 products they were required to advertise during their panel. Almost all the DIA panelist didnt prepare their advertisements beforehand and literally paused to read the product box or a prompt off a piece of paper for their ad which was very not genuine and unprofessional imo. Joan was literally the only person who researched their products beforehand to give an informative ad to everyone on the product without needing any notecards or kcon workers to explain the product for them. She may not be the best youtuber, but she has my respect for being the only one out of her DIA YouTube buddies who took their panel job seriously. (IMO the worst DIA panel was probably Q2HAN's who seemed to have winged the most of their panel, didn't even talk about their panel topic, and gave away their used clothes as panel prizes?!?)
Wait wait wait... during fashion school Q2HAN were business majors?! On their Instagram story Q2HAN just specified that although they have an associates in fashion design, their actual BA (/BS?) is in business management. With their channel starting out as a sewing tutorial channel and all of the emphasis they put on outfit styling /duplicating videos I always assumed they had a BA in fashion design or being a stylist or something artsy like that. I think they even did a video a long time ago offering advice and books to fashion majors? There’s nothing wrong with being a business major, it’s just at the end of the day a business major is a business major and an art major is an art major. They are two completely different fields. I feel very deceived/lied to about this...
There will never be an anime adaption of Yotsuba&! The manga creator themself said that they never want an anime made of the manga (I think because it would ruin the charm or something? And because they do not feel like the manga would be translated well into animation.) The creator of Yotsuba&! also made Azumanga daioh and if I remember correctly I think they originally never wanted an anime made of that manga as well (or were unhappy/regretful of it?)
I don't think I noticed just how Soyeon-focused (G)idle is until it started being talked about here. She always starts every song. She always seems to be in the front and center of every choreography. She sings 75% of every song, and on top of getting almost all the lines in Uh Oh she gets her own solo dance break mid-song?! Soojin is the main dancer for crying out loud. Shouldn't she be getting the dance break?! Or even Shuhua since it's right before her one line?! A ton of "Neverlands" have been trying to justify this by saying "Soyeon wrote and produced the song so she can distribute the lines however she likes!" But if this was the case then wouldn't Soyeon be a really narcissistic person and a bad leader for giving herself all the lines? On another note: Does anyone feel like Gfriend is starting to loose a lot of popularity? Apparently they just had a comeback today which I feel like was not promoted beforehand that much at all. They are starting to take long breaks between comebacks (I think there was a 6 month break between Sunny Summer and Sunrise?) And their MV's are starting to get less and less views.
Is 2019 the year of giving Idols controversial braids or something? Because first BP's Lisa was getting criticized for her braids in the Kill This Love MV, then CLC's Seungyeon was getting critisized for her braids in her monthly dance video, and now Red Velvet's Joy is getting critisized for her braids in their festival teasers.