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About redbowkiki

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  1. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos #2   

    Please... don't derail the new thread into talking about Taylor and her non-existent children.
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  2. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    After reading through the (relevant ) comments, I think it's probably best to leave little to no summary. I also don't know what we would include in a summary for the video thread, so the pinned summary thread will suffice.
    I'm locking this thread. Please go here for the new videos thread.  
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  3. redbowkiki added a topic in Taylor R   

    Taylor R - videos #2
    Hello! New video thread as the first one has reached 600+ pages. 
    Please only discuss Taylor's videos and the content within them in this thread. Anything else can go in the other threads, and if you're not sure where it should go, use the general thread.
    For anyone needing a summary.
    Link to the old video thread.
    Link to Taylor's YouTube.
    Most recent video as of this post:
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  4. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    It likely is. Sharla doesn't do as many videos in Japanese as Mimei does, considering Mimei's main channel is 100% Japanese.
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  5. redbowkiki added a post in a topic akidearest/ The Anime Man   

    Bitchy fashion statement:
    As for the instagram photo, yea, I can believe that this stuff actually happens (i.e. looking more photogenic when unaware), but Joey has proven himself to be such a self-absorbed dick that I don't really put it past him to engineer that photo + caption.
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  6. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    600 pages is long for a video thread. I don't think we need a summary, but it could be useful so I'm open to other people's opinions on this. So I'd like to ask 2 questions:
    1) do we want a new video thread and
    2) if so, do we want a summary in the new thread?
    Also anyone talking about anything not related to her videos after this post is going to be permabanned. Derailing has gone far enough.
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  7. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Taylor R - videos   

    Reminder: please go back to talking about her videos. If you want to talk about other things, use the general thread.
    I would also like people to refrain from posting the lolcow thread in public. At this point in time, Elbow-san has not revealed himself so we will respect his privacy.
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  8. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Taylor's money   

    Regarding HK day to day expenses, the most expensive part of living in HK is rent. It's liable to eat up half your pay check and makes you unable to save anything. I don't know how much the shared accommodation she lived in at the beginning cost though .
    Otherwise, it's possible to live pretty cheaply on other things (food, clothes, amenities, transport). Bills should be okay even if a bit pricey.
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  9. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Elbow-san revealed   

    As previously stated, do not reveal the information of persons close to a snowflake/ personality. It is against the rules of the site, and an invasion of privacy.
    Thread locked.
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  10. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    Hmmm interesting, though I wouldn't say Mimei baited them... especially the jvlog crew. She made little to no reference to them in the video, and it's only through trawling her tumblr tags and various jvloggers' twitters do we really know who she's referring to (Sharla). The negligible jvloggers then outed themselves on social media, meaning that they proved Mimei was referring to their clique.
    Sharla's proven herself to be PR-savvy enough to only vague tweet about things like this unless it's solidly proven she's in the right, re: Miranda. Even then she didn't make many references to the incident.
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  11. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    Holy shit what a fucking mess. As much as I have my reservations about Mimei, her video was a general topic that only drama lovers like us would really read into.
    Bii shot herself in the foot multiple times. Fuck is she hilarious, everything she talks about she does the exact opposite, and she's literally proved Mimei's point about bullies. PR wise, I don't think Mimei could've hoped for a better response in that area.
    I find it interesting that it was Bii/ Toph/ Emily of all the people who came out like that. Makes me feel that Sharla is Queen Bee and has her little drones doing her work for her. She probably doesn't actively ask them to do this, maybe with one text like "Mimei's video made me feel so bad" and the hanger-ons of the clique have to prove their loyalty to her and take to social media. We saw how Mimei was villainised for something as trivial as not liking pics, I wouldn't be surprised if people needed devote themselves to this exclusive club just to remain in it.
    Goddammit I subbed to them learn stuff about Japan, now look where I am. 
    Re: Taylor interacting with the clique, it was way earlier off screen than on screen. She mentioned that she started chatting with Sharla close to the time she left HK in one of her videos. With how this fucking clique is I wouldn't be surprised if Sharla instilled a screening process to see if people were suitable.
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  12. redbowkiki added a post in a topic LGBT+ problems and talk   

    While I don't "get" a lot of the newer sexualities, I won't judge whatever ppl want to label themselves as. For the amount of shit that even bi people get for just being bi - they're literally the B in LGBT - people can explore their own sexualities all they like. Yea I think it might get to a point where people are like "I don't actually have a word for this anymore, I'm just me", but that's fine right? Isn't that what LGBTQA+ communities are about - for people to be themselves?
    I don't tolerate people who are oppressed themselves oppressing other people; you should know what it feels like to be told "you're just confused" or "that's not real" or "you're lying". I have no sympathy for someone who hears those things and then turns around to say them to someone else - you should know better from your own experiences; you should show empathy. If you don't understand someone else's sexuality, it doesn't mean they're wrong. Let people live their own lives when they're not hurting you in any way.
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  13. redbowkiki added a post in a topic LGBT+ problems and talk   

    To me if a FtM man likes men, he's gay; that's the definition of being gay, that a man prefers his sexual partners to be men. If anyone said "no they're not gay" then that'd be transphobic, i.e. they're implying that trans men aren't "real men". Same rule goes for women.
    I will qualify my reply with this however: I won't out myself here but as much as I am on the LGBTQA+ spectrum, I don't like participating in a lot of LGBT+ things because it seems to be just another social dynamic to navigate and it tires me out (like bi people are "just confused" and "not really LGBT+" because they can pass for straight if they want to, or like how asexuals are "broken" or "just straight but celibate" yada yada yada), so I can't speak for the community itself with my answer.
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  14. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    I mean... for me the video was tasteless, which is just my own personal POV. But, it was harmful in a way she didn't understand, so I can see how she thinks she did nothing wrong, but when she got told by the artist (and I'm assuming viewers told her as well?) that it wasn't etiquette and it was hurtful so could she please take it down, she then went onto twitter and played victim. I guess at least she took it down, but I just expected more from her than to go onto twitter and bitch.
    Then again Micaela does that too which I find really unsavoury. I feel it's a fine balance between 'no one's perfect so I can accept people's flaws' and 'this is too much bullshit' and Mimei is sliding towards the latter with this incident for me.
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  15. redbowkiki added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    Why do all the YTers I thought were good/ decent turn out to be like this... this behaviour is just trashy, honestly I didn't expect Mimei to be as bitchy as the rest even though there was a bitchy streak from the beginning (making fun of Taylor's wealth).
    I think YTers in general but these guys in particular have difficulties drawing the line between public and private, like the doujin video sounded something catty you'd do with your friends who wanted to make fun of it as well (whether rightly or wrongly) and that'd be that, and the high key venting on twitter is shit you'd say to your close friend about whatever shitty things you were going through and again, that'd be that. But instead, because they vlog and put their lives up on YT, they can't seem to make a clear distinction between public and private, and while not everything is public, certainly more than the usual amount is.
    Also I used to see Duncan as not giving a shit about popularity or rankings or wtv, but now he's just bitchy and looking to be edgy. : /
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