Hi all, I paid the server bill for the month so the site can be archived, sorry for the mess, didn't realize there'd be such an uproar. The site's in read-only mode. Happy archiving. Here's a link to a user-made PULL discord server: https://discord.gg/vZFEm75
It's technically his middle name but middle names aren't really a thing in Japan, so his name is literally Taiga Wolverine. If I'm not mistaken Taiga as a first name is also super uncommon. I really feel for that kid Especially because he might already be at a disadvantage because he's mixed.
Does anyone keep up with CurrentlyHannah? I used to watch her because I liked her cinematographic style and because she often showed places other Jvloggers didn't feature. She also seemed quite integrated (or at least acted like she is). I stopped watching tho because she started giving of this ~I'm not like other girls/vloggers~ vibe. YouTube recently recommended this video to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8ZxIwqQ-lI
and I was shocked by how misinformed she was. I mean the whole video seemed overly judgmental and not well-researched. (As most comments have pointed out.) Her editing is really nice but still couldn't cover up the many flaws. Everyone in the comments also criticised her for not researching the laws regarding packaging in Japan. I almost feel like she's turning into one of those foreigners in Japan who end up hating the country but refuse to leave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpKOjKSFTAThis video also showed up in my recommendations and it annoys me so much lol. It's one thing to point out the flaws of Travel Vloggers but to mock each of their pictures and poses? I feel like she's just annoyed that being a fulltime travel vlogger didn't work out for her. (Not sure if that's the case but that's my impression.)
Everytime I watch a video of hers, she acts like she just moved to Japan. I first came across her two months ago and I literally thought she had just settled in Japan because of her husband. I got pretty shocked when I heard that she had been in Japan for years already. Her videos also confuse me so much? Like she doesn't have a concept. I feel like she wants to be a daily vlogger but also share her advice and past experiences. 90% of the things she's showing don't have anything to do with what she's talking about (making breakfast while talking about struggling when moving to Japan?) Her newest video is literally three videos in one (How to adapt to Japan, How I came to Japan and a daily vlog). She should just stick to one topic imo
Okay so I can't remember where I heard this but I think PDR's & PDS's dad is somewhere in Scandinavia? I guess he left the family shortly after moving to Japan. Mikhail is actually the middle child and both PDS & PDR seem to have always had a strained relationship with him. They sometimes tweeted about his TV appearances (He's a comedian) and would add that their mother forced them to. Mikhail has also a really long history of trying to use his brothers for more views. (Whenever he's in a YouTube video it has their names in the tags...) Now Duncan has pretty often made snarky comments about his relationship with his mother. IRC he was once kick out by her (It was in a video where he was watching his own old videos) There actually was this super detailed Japanese video (with english subs) on YouTube about PDS & PDR's relationship but I can't find it... But basically PDS had a domestic violence scandal and I think Duncan commented about it and this resulted in them never speaking again. http://超人気ユーチューバー.com/pds-dv-229 (about the domestic violence, it's in Japanese but has pictures so TW: assault) (This is the video, in which he commented about it I think?)
iirc the family moved back to Japan with their father, who then left the family (Duncan once said that he died & I thought that maybe it was easier for him to cope with it that way...) Dante actually once tried to learn English & went to the Phillipines & also to Wales & he even had a channel for videos in English but he abandoned it pretty soon. This is purely speculation but I think that Duncan's the only one who had troubles adapting to Japanese society & might even have been bullied, which is why he embraces his English side so much, while Dante & Mikhail just occasionally mention it as an interesting fact. I'm not sure if I've ever commented on Mimei in this thread (lol) but I really like her videos, especially her vlogs! It took me some time to get used to her but now I really like her. She's actually the only J-vlogger I like
omg I follow her on instagram & also read her blog http://rose-and-thorn-diary.blogspot.co.at/ but other than that I don't know anything about her lol but I do think she's pretty & iirc her cat passed away just recently...
Because someone asked, Mimei isn't her real name. She once said that she hates her real name. And she actually used to be super close to Dante. She even subbed some of his videos iirc (& also did the subtitles for some of his friend's videos...) & I think she also might've met Mikhail before bc Duncan once filmed a video w him at home... Tbh I think they sort of stopped mentioning Dante in their videos when he signed with UUUM (i'm not a 100% sure about that) & at first I thought UUUM just told them to stop mentioning him...
long time lurker & first time poster here.. i've been watching pdrsan for a really long time & he once mentioned that his mom kicked him out (i think the video was called watching my old videos or sth like that) but other than that i have no idea what could have happend between them especially bc dante used to appear in his videos a lot (& also mikhail appeared once) & i've also seen mimei tweet dante (however it was in japanese & i only recognized the character for yesterday & when i went & checked again the tweet disappeared...)