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  1. Whythough added a post in a topic Sharla in Japan   

    yes!!!
    kid of going off what you said a bit, sometimes I don't mind when YouTubers don't put in that much of an effort to look decent or even good. Sometimes they can't. It happens, but it starts to take a toll on their videos. 
    as other people have mentioned, when they don't put in effort, it makes you not want to watch as much. That's what I noticed with Sharla : she was getting lazier and lazier with her appearance and then her content went south too. When I know this girl can put out decent and good content (judging from her main channel), it can be frustrating as a viewer. 
    like Sharla is one of the girls I really liked on YouTube, but IDK what the heck is going on with her these past couple months... 
    but back to the videos. If you want to do well, you have to put in the effort. Once you get to a certain point, it's all about glowing up in the areas where you've always been a bit weak. If you let those areas remain weak for a long time - as long as Sharla has - you're going to start falling down the hill of success, and someone better younger, prettier, healthier, fitter, smarter, funnier, happier, better dressed, OR WHATEVER will be there to take your place and push you off your spot near the top. That's fine if Sharla doesn't care about falling behind, but she herself has shown concern in these areas yet doesn't really do much about it. If she wants her channels to be doing well, she has to do well too. Her attitude, her clothing, her health, and her home life could all use some work. Even her relationships probably. 
    attitude: not being a snarky little brat when people are trying to give you honest criticism. It's okay to get hurt when people point things out but listening and not being rude back and taking their advice will work a lot better even if they were wrong in the delivery of their message. 
    clothing : got to get out there and try to have a positive relationship with the way you feel when you go shopping. Be realistic, but not pessimistic. I had a friend who had that terrible view of shopping for clothes and as a result they were exactly like Sharla : hiding in oversized stuff. Then I dressed her and she felt better albeit awkward, but she began to change her relationship with dressing herself. And it was a good thing for her. Maybe taking a friend or asking someone for help will make her feel better. As some have stated: they've been able to shop just fine as a size like Sharla's, so maybe her negative view is hindering her from seeing good clothing options and makes her want to give up when she doesn't get the results she wanted, and it's going to take trial and error to figure out what works especially in a different country, but it can be done. 
    anyway, I wish her the best, but sometimes I question if she even really wants to be doing YouTube. She says she loves it, but I don't see that love like I do with other YouTubers and a lot of that has to do with her attitude. Such a negative little tude' sometimes I can't watch that. It's drab. And her fake happiness doesn't help when you know it's not real. I want sincerity. 
    final thoughts on this subject : she's holding herself back. Her own worst enemy. 
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  2. Whythough added a post in a topic Erika Lipps   

    HOLY SHITAKE MUSHROOMS. SHE LOOKS TEN TIMES BETTER LIKE THAT. Like wow! She's actually really pretty!!! I have to say, upon seeing that, I immediately felt pangs of jealousy. 
    she also seems so normal and we'll adjusted from the top photo of her in the cat makeup. Look at her so happy and bright. She even has a little smile in the second picture, kind of like a smirk. 
    I wonder what happened that made her go this way. I honestly feel so bad for her because clearly something is wrong. It just makes me so sad. But at the same time, I can't tolerate her fakeness. 
    If she would just come clean in earnest about her insecurities & photo shopping, addressing her issues head on, I don't think anyone would judge her for it. 
    Most people, I think, would be empathetic to her struggles and find themselves also relating to her problems. she has the power to control the dialogue of her own personal experiences with her self-esteem yet she only continues to make matters worse for herself. 
    all in all, she doesn't seem like a bad person. I think she just struggles to relate to her identity as a mixed woman. Yet if she actually addressed those issues in a healthy way, she would see many women also go through the same thing. There are plenty right now on any SM site discussing their own problems with being mixed in an open and supporting and uplifting dialogue. I just wish she could see that if she's open to it, there are plenty of other women who are going through the same thing/or have gone through it that are willing to help her and recieve her. 
    Like come on Erika, you can be so much better than this cheap shooping. Face your self. Easier said than done, but the effort is so much better than the road you're currently on. 
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  3. Whythough added a post in a topic Sharla in Japan   

    I think the issue is she doesn't have variety in her meals. She relies on what she already knows how to make without continuing to experiment. Basically, she's in a food rut.
    I also eat protein replacements, but I don't think Japan has quite a lot of those yet. What I've seen is tofu and the stuff that looks like TVP or is TVP. I think that's what's hindering her creativity? When she went to Canad, however, she made the Gardein fish replacement (I think it was that or the Chikn tenders), yet she managed not to incorporate them into an actual meal... I found that pretty sad considering Gardein also has their simple and easy recipes on the back of the packages and on their website. 
    And I agree with that other user that her eating out a lot isn't helping her weight and health (not that it's too bad or anything). She could try incorporating a regular enjoyable active activity into her daily life. As I see it, she stays busy and seems stressed a lot of the time. That doesn't help at all with weight. Stress is so often a contributing negative factor. She really could benefit from a workout for health purposes and no focus it so much on weight loss, but to feel better. The looks will come after. And I noticed focusing on weight right away can make one impatient to see those results when in reality it takes a lot of time for those to come to fruition. I can see her focusing so much on just losing the weight that she gives up and doesn't actually develop a proper workout routine like so many tend to do. But if you focus on how great it feels, that feeling will carry you on your way to actually getting to the result stage. 
    I would very much like to see her do it for her happiness. She seems cranky all the time. And when she finally does get toned up, even better. Maybe she'll find her own sense of self and worth through more healthy habits instead of continuing to use Taylor as her muse. Taylor certainly hasn't rubbed off on her in a good way, but I can see them doing workouts together, filming them, and actually coming off as good examples on camera. This would also make for entertaining videos. 2 birds, one stone so to speak. I can see how if they both channeled their efforts toward something healthy and productive in their friendship, it would be all the more beneficial to them for their channels as a whole too. I mean, their friendship isn't necessarily toxic, but they do need to stop lazing about all day at Taylor's house when their together (yes I do watch their joint videos because I still have a weak spot for Sharla, so I'll even tolerate Taylor being in the video). But that is only what I see from the 10 to 20 minutes they choose to share. Something tells me, however, they don't engage in much physical activity when they're together though. Testing out a boosted board doesn't count either 😉 
    *I also had to add, I disagree about Sharla not being overweight. She definitely is, albeit slightly overweight and not in a "bad" way where it would affect her health in too bad of a way. She has prominent love handles and extra fat stored on her arms. Her tummy and waist however, carry less fat, but yes, she has extra fat on her body as a whole. I've been at her weight (this I can tell by looking at her videos and pictures), and my fat goes to the same places as hers (hips and upper arms then tummy and elsewhere). However, at her weight, it shouldn't take much time for her to lose the weight and drop the fat at all? She's like a M/L leaning towards and M!!! But you can definitely tell she thinks of herself as bigger. And I see the insecurity with her body getting to her. I feel bad because for someone whose only slightly overweight, she comes off like she thinks she's an XL. It wouldn't even take her that long to get to.an S or XS. *for reference, I have a spoonshape body (bigger on torso than on the thighs down. This shape tends for a small waist, slim limbs, but fatter upper arms and hips. Prominent collarbone/little fat on it.), so I'm only basing it on my small knowledge of body shapes and where they tend to lose weight and how easily. My type dictates it doesn't take me that much, which is true and Sharla appears to have the same one. But I could be wrong. 
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  4. Whythough added a post in a topic Youtube child explotation   

    I don't even know what to say. I'm heartbroken. Is there anything that can be done about these videos... Like at least to get them taken down?!  this is so Sick. I'm horrified. Those comments she was scrolling through really got to me...
    and twitter is trash for banning that user  nothing will change my mind about that.  I don't care they broke the rules to expose what was going on... 
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  5. Whythough added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    wow. I really like her just from this one video. Suscribed right after it finished. This woman actually sounds pretty educated as well. Her stories and explanations were well said I feel a bit spoiled watching her after having watched the other Jvloggers for so long. She's so refreshing to watch 😭 and actually held the camera or had the focus or lens set up so we could actually see more than just her face unlike the other jvloggers. So effortless and smooth! Finally someone good! I really want her to do more Japan vlogs. At last,  someone who is not annoying, bad at filming, or an airhead. 
    Funny you should mention Taylor. She listed her as an inspiration and is subscribed to her as well. (I also noticed Freelee was listed as an inspo, which kind of freaked me out a bit, but whatever). 
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  6. Whythough added a post in a topic What would you do if somebody posted you in the Snowflake section?   

    ha. I wouldn't even bother to care. I guess I'd be shocked and even horrified at first. And then I'd simply shrug my shoulders and move on to lurking the other snowflakes' threads   I guess it's because I know I could never be under Snowflakes. 
    however, were it justified, I know I would be ashamed, reflect on my actions for days after reading everyone's thoughts and opinions, try to apologize or make things right, and probably stop posting altogether on that particular SM. I would not address it on PULL or reveal who I am to the members, mods, and owner. I like being anonymous. 
    were accusations not justified, I'd be freaking annoyed, roll my eyes, lose respect for the site, but ultimately ignore the thread and keep using the website as usual. Hehe 
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  7. Whythough added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    I'm sorry but this place is disgusting. I can't imagine living in a place like this. I always thought they had way too much junk and this just solidified my thoughts. First off, the size is completely fine! Without all that crap, they'd have a perfectly reasonable living space. The balcony is lovely! I'd personally use that as a second eating area, a place to have breakfast and drink coffee in the morning. Someone said it's not hoarder level? I beg to differ. It's not the worst hoarding I've seen (I've watched that Hoarders show and they've got some pretty bad places), but it's definitely there. Definitely gave me roach motel feels. Just looking at it made me incredibly uncomfortable. All the spaces and their before pictures were good except the bathroom as it's very old. So much could be done with those rooms. Proper organization is key, but also not buying and keeping useless items is most important here. I wish them the best of luck with their new home. Dumping 3/4 of that garbage is what I would do. That's literally the amount of stuff they need to dump and donate and sell off. And as I could see it, they didn't even use most of it. A lot of the time she would go around not knowing what was where exactly, "I don't know what's in here." This is an unnacceptable way to live. I'm just going to be real and judgey about it. Horrifying space, even though I've seen worse on TV. Never seen that in real life. It wasn't exactly dirty, but all the stuff makes it feel filthy, you know? 
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  8. Whythough added a post in a topic Reputation Feedback   

    Yeah, I find it a little weird that the rules state everything posted on this site must be in English or have an English translation, but the ranks are in French...
    My suggestions have more of a "sleuth" theme to them which I think would make more sense.
    For first level: snitch, recruit, gossip. 
    Second level: Spy, investigator, agent.
    Third: Secret agent, detective, special agent.
    Something like that!
    Also, I've always been confused by the squares/cakes/whatever they are. I guess I'm thinking really simple here because I think magnifying glasses, or something spy related would work better and make more sense. Everything could still be pastel and cute if changing the cakes to something else. I find the color scheme relaxing, but something more neutral would be nice too... well those are my suggestions. Hopefully it made sense  
     

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  9. Whythough added a post in a topic AngeliCandice   

     

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  10. Whythough added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    So, I almost put this in the Aki thread. But what do we think? Thoughts? Lol. I was quite surprised to see this in my recommendations
     
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  11. Whythough added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

     
    After watching her for a while, I realized it's just her personality to seem detached and disinterested. Part of me thinks she's spending the whole time judging or analyzing the other person (her comments [they come off as passive-aggressive] and the way her face changes when the other person brings up a topic or makes an error). Either way, she never seems fully present or to fully enjoy the interaction. She only seems comfortable around Duncan, and I can see why. He's got a pretty good personality, but even he sometimes seems a little bummed out by her moods.
    That, and she's always in a gloomy and  depressed mood. I wonder where that comes from....she's very emotional from her videos like emo...and if you see her old childhood pictures, you can see she used to go for that look, so seems to me she's been this way for some time https://twitter.com/mimei/status/806290873063350272  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    I binge-watched her vlogmas to give them a second chance, and it made me so depressed (up to vlog 12 was depressing. rest was okay.)  it was a bad idea. I just watch for Duncan and their interactions now because I actually like him and he brings her mood up. That, and she actually shows the streets of Japan, which I LOVE.  
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  12. Whythough added a post in a topic Einshine   

    Yeah, it's pretty much the same, but he does seem more mature. A little less childish. He's probably one of the few people where I don't get all in SJW rage when he's offensive. His maturity does come through. Still have to read between the lines with him though.
    *Edit: But as usual, he has a lot of very good points even if his since of humor and word choices can be.... ..... Either way, I don't mind it because he makes sure to try to make good points and explain things to the viewer(s).
     
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  13. Whythough added a post in a topic Old hollywood beauty   

    https://www.youtube.com/user/glamourdaze/videos This is so cool  Thank you for sharing with us. I was able to find more vintage related content through them  Love it!
    50s and 60s is my favorite too. I especially like 60s mod fashion. 
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  14. Whythough added a post in a topic Sharla in Japan   

    HMMMM a change?
    It may only be shorter, but I think it looks good on her. The long hair was making her face look heavy. He was smart to make it short at the back and longer at the front (this effect makes people's faces appear slimmer, for those who don't know). Seems this was a good change for her or maybe it was that she hung out with Amadofu and Nerdecrafter. She seems more relaxed and natural. 
    I watched out of curiosity for how her haircut would look then I ended up staying for some reason; 
     I realized it's because she wasn't putting on so much of an act and using a more natural voice, not that hideous forced fakey "I've vocal-fried my voice so much it's as if I fried it in the sun" voice she always does.  I don't even know how else to describe it: fake valley girl voice? It's as if she can't get enough air when she's talking about something trendy, girly, or exciting. It comes back on towards the end of the vlog, but hey, a little progress was good. 
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  15. Whythough added a post in a topic Jvloggers general discussion thread   

    I appreciate his honesty. I it's pretty clear to me that most of them just hop on whatever trend is hot and make it into a video because they need those views for that cash.  They probably shouldn't be making videos to begin with...Sharla started out innocently enough, but she is business minded, and that probably made her go the fake route. Fake your interests and love for that YT CASH AKA SELLING OUT. 
    Anyway, to me, the Jvloggers are basically all pod people at this point. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    *edit: 10:30-10:46. He's half Latino. I was not expecting that. His dad and his dad's family all speak Spanish. He only speaks a little bit, but can understand it really well. hmmm. Very interesting. 
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