she tries really hard to look like one of those photoshopped basic chinese internet blogger rich girls. i think anna could appeal to a chinese audience without going that route... the look isn't good to begin with and her western features don't fit right with it. maybe she could try for a more arched brow and a more natural hairstyle. reminds me of western kboos that do outdated korean makeup trends. there is nothing wrong with using the popular trends of a certain homogenous country but of course it's not going to complement a westerner's features in the same way that it would an east asian.
this reminds me a bit of the way dan howell acts, like after a certain amount of success and fame being "relatable" isn't going to come as naturally anymore. this is why both of them resort to their old tactics: in dan's case it's playing the introvert-weeb-fandom geek-tumblr humor card and in shane's case it's playing the poor-fat-gross card. (disclaimer: i could be wrong about dan, i haven't seen a full video of his in years) regardless, i think shane is ironically flexing so that he can unironically flex. he's not like bunny, hiding all of his wealth. he plays off his success in self-deprecating ways. not a problem, it's part of his brand, and it's funny most times, but it's hard to take his "irony" seriously because you can tell that he (and ryland) enjoy flexing quite a bit. i don't care how much money he spends on his videos because it's none of my concern and i really don't care but i think he doesn't need to make such a big deal about how much things cost, even if it's for the "irony"
i find it really strange how shane keeps walking the line between funny/serious and ironic cringe/unironic cringe. i personally watch his videos for the funny bits that him and his friends say and do but the weird dramatic music just doesn't fit. like in one clip shane will be acting totally silly and then like the SECOND that one slightly bad or inconvenient thing happens his face just totally goes into shocked mode and then some tension-building music starts playing and he acts like the world is ending. i've been watching shane since like 2011 and i can tell that he's definitely grown as a person and he has definitely calmed down with the vulgarity of his content but i feel like he's trying to cross into saint/oprah-like territory or something and it's off-putting. because as funny as he is and as self-aware as he appears to be, he still puts in dramatic music and cliffhangers to exaggerate every situation and it's annoying. his funny bits end up ruining his serious bits and vice versa. like he talks about the bunny situation very seriously and puts in all of these dramatic clips and then jokes about it two seconds later. and then other times he'll do a stupid video idea and then try to end it with some profound monologue. he can obviously present his content any way he chooses to and he can help whoever he wants to help, that's his prerogative. i don't think it's fair to expect him to suddenly be political and use his platform to help people who are truly in need, because that's not his brand. his humor paired with trying to help actually oppressed people in trouble would NOT mix at all and would come across as more offensive than him helping people like bunny or bobby. and i've said this before but drew really needs to come back... the crew is a little lacking without him. ryland unfortunately is really basic and boring and you can see that in his video ideas. they're all pretty self-indulgent. (and the way that old vine clips and tana mongeau clips are edited into them... yikes...) i was really enjoying shane's content over the past year but right now i see a decline in quality... i found myself skimming through his last video. his videos are becoming less about him and more about his crew... which would be fine... except his crew isn't nearly as entertaining as he is. it feels like shane and garrett are the ones holding everything together.
hmmmm him and his girlfriend getting upset over their video criticism.... but wasn't bobby's criticism of other content creators a big part of what boosted him into relevance today? looks like they can dish it out but they can't take it.
yikes i'm very sorry that someone would do that to you. the person who made the accusation must have some problems of their own and they're terrible at determining who is faking their asian-ness or not because you are obviously asian based on your profile photo! it's strange how they targeted you like that, since you aren't a big account. if anyone here makes an unwarranted post i'll be sure to report it. also, like the post above said: DON'T BLINDLY MAKE ACCUSATIONS! the vast majority of people who claim to be part asian are actually part asian... it's a very small and strange group of people who are faking it.
she's the kind of internet person that's always like "BLOCKIN OUT THE HATERS!!!! IM MOVING UP IN LIFE!!!! BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING!!! IM GONNA REVEAL SOMETHING HUUUUUUUUGE THATS HAPPENING VERY SOON! LIFE IS ABOUT TO GET CRAZY" and it turns out it's just like some fit-tea company paid her $50 to promote their product or something
i found her friend's fb, the one she went to japan with. in almost every photo her face is like 80% covered or completely covered up. how do her friends allow this behavior? they must know she's not really asian.
huh, she seems to have ditched the korean "aegi" thing in her username and is now using the chinese transliteration of katie = kaidi. (plus the chinese character) interesting. don't know what to make of it, but it doesn't really matter. if she's smart she'll keep her account private and only allow friends to follow. but she'll probably go public again if she ends up going to korea.
i think lauren is pretty and i like her overall look. she's more of an introvert, and comes across as having a bland personality on camera. not a problem in general, but these days it takes more than a pretty face/skinny body to be a successful model. she doesn't have any sort of 'wow' factor as a model and she doesn't have a fun/outgoing personality that would make her stand out on tv/film. it seems like she's banking on her doodles to make her stand out which might work in japan, they seem to be into that type of thing, but if she wants to further her career at all, she's going to have to step it up. i feel like people follow her mostly because she's hapa/has an awkward/mysterious aura. but only a specific group of people are going to be into that. i think she has potential and she has been rather successful compared to most, but she's going to really have to break out of her comfort zone and do more if she wants to keep going and not be forgotten.
i can't believe she's kept this up for so long. her pictures are obviously edited to hell and back, her face looks like a mask in photos and you can't even see her irises in her eyes, they're just black dots. it must take a lot of time to edit her face. she's scary because she has surpassed the cringey middle school koreaboo phase. she doesn't post kpop or anything super obvious, she's just gone full delusional. she's been lying to others and herself for such a long time and she's an adult. at this point she probably thinks she really is part korean lmao
the whole thing is really weird. i think shane got too caught up in the whole "I'M THE ELLEN OF YOUTUBE" shtick he's been trying to pull but he's not ellen... and he doesn't have ellen's budget/connections. so buying bobby a car was something that he probably saw as an investment because then bobby could be in his squad and do editing and work for him but it backfired. bobby became really unlikable. i think it's because he wanted to be like all of those ricegum/faze banks/clout youtuber dudes all along but he doesn't have the money or connections or following. so instead he makes fun of them while also trying to BE them. he's also fairly young and probably doesn't want to hang around shane's crew all the time since they aren't LA party social climber instafamous types. so shane clearly didn't think this through and bobby took advantage of the whole situation.
I think her Mandarin is pretty good! She seems to really be into learning the language and you can tell that she put a lot of time/effort into it. Yea, her pronunciation isn't perfect and she doesn't sound 100% comfortable/natural but she's not a native/fluent speaker so that's expected. She speaks very carefully and doesn't use slang/suffixes/casual talk which is probably better for her non-Chinese audience.
i checked out the cainintelligence website: http://cainintelligence.com/ nobody's a robot. i think it's just some sort of weird art project designed to stir up conspiracy theories and spread certain political ideologies for the sake of being viral. cainintelligence isn't a legit/big company. their website and convoluted language they're using on it is just a front lmao and their site doesn't even have https set up so it's a new website that isn't built to actually serve a functioning purpose. some people with a lot of time on their hands and good photoshop skills are just trying to stir up conversation and gain clout.
176cm and 57-58kg. i don't weigh myself all that often because i prefer to measure my body by how i look/feel rather than by weight. i'm not trying to lose weight but i am trying to slim down and tone up a bit because i know my body can reach peak performance/strength/energy/ideal shape if i just work out a little more and eat a little healthier.