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General Venus Angelic Thread #3

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Going back a few pages - on the “Pink Friday” captioned pic - is renting clothes a thing? Specifically a thing someone who is financially well off would do? :alpacaconfused: She mentioned renting the dress she’s wearing...

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- She says she has been living away from Manaki for 1-2 months. All her stuff is still there but she feel too uncomfortable to go back.

- She talks a little bit about her marriage with Manaki. She said financially she was in a better situation than him and that she worked more hours and that her mom didn't like it because she wanted her to marry someone rich. She also they didn't really have good chemistry.

 

Thanks for the summary! I think these 2 points are interesting. First, she seems to have her lies mixed up since she said the other day she regularly returns on the weekends or smth. She probably said this to save face abt the new (ugly) apartment.

Second, I wonder if she’s using this to back up her “he was living off muh income!!!” excuse. She was still with Margaret in this case and obviously still had YT money. She claims she “worked” more hours but was going to school with Margo during this time and I’m pretty sure YT was their ONLY job. Also, we can now assume that Margo did her fair share of “work” seeing as Venus’ video quality dipped soon after and Margo just had that much control. She left a good amount of money when she ditched her mom, so her being financially in a better place makes sense. Manaki had a stable job, housing and car. Sure, she had more money in the beginning. But I doubt that lasted very long. This seems more like a statement to cover her ass.

Also, I don’t understand the people who think the whole thread is just hating on her. Go back to even earlier this year, everyone was super supportive and had been rooting for her ever since she escaped her mom. This whole forum focuses on snowflakes and as soon as she started showing her true colors most ppl were able to notice. Her situation sucks rn, but it doesn’t change the fact that she’s stringing everybody along. All her talk about her “company” has been repeated nothingness. The only real thing we’ve gotten outta her lately is the divorce confirmation.

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I know he wanted to be a popular youtuber but didn't seem eager to invest any effort in it (just expected it to happen naturally from her fame). I always had the feeling that Venus was the one editing his videos and of course translating them, so she was working for both their online fame. It sort of proves that he's not your hard working type

Did he actually say he wanted to be a popular youtuber? I was always under the impression that it was Venus' idea that he have a youtube channel and Instagram. He was always so shy and awkward in front of the camera and seemed pretty private so I had a hard time believing he would have chose to do those things himself. I figured Venus probably thought they could make more money based on his association with her.  

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Going back a few pages - on the “Pink Friday” captioned pic - is renting clothes a thing? Specifically a thing someone who is financially well off would do? :alpacaconfused: She mentioned renting the dress she’s wearing...

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:alpacaheadshake: Yes renting clothes is available for both men and women. It’s mostly done with much more formal wear like suites, tuxidos, ball gowns, formal dress and a few other items like costumes.   Its not too common but not highly uncommon either.  If you plan to only wear a dress for a day or two then I understand not wanting to spend a fortune buying the piece, rarely wearing it and having sit in the closet gathering dust.  Whether you are well off or not- saving money is saving money, no matter how big or small. 

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@BitchPlox Oh damn, I did realize I was speaking directly to you and you only in my post!

oh wait...... that’s cuz I wasn’t. 

You wanna tell me that I don’t think discussion is allowed and I’m trying to police what topics are “worthy”, yet when you quote my post you break down everything I say and why it’s wrong. Policing my opinions. I shared what I thought, and you seem to think I’m trying to control the discussion..... what even the fuck?

Stop with the condescending breakdown style analyses of people’s posts. That’s how you “attack” people.

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@BitchPlox Oh damn, I did realize I was speaking directly to you and you only in my post!

oh wait...... that’s cuz I wasn’t. 

You wanna tell me that I don’t think discussion is allowed and I’m trying to police what topics are “worthy”, yet when you quote my post you break down everything I say and why it’s wrong. Policing my opinions. I shared what I thought, and you seem to think I’m trying to control the discussion..... what even the fuck?

Stop with the condescending breakdown style analyses of people’s posts. That’s how you “attack” people.

 

Hey now let’s try not to start another argument war in the thread.  Please remember this thread is discussing Venus and her content. This is not the place to create back and forth comments about one another that do not pertain to the thread topic.  

If you two have beef on how you handle each other please continue the discussion privately- this way others don’t get lost in discussion.  

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@BitchPlox Oh damn, I did realize I was speaking directly to you and you only in my post!

oh wait...... that’s cuz I wasn’t. 

You wanna tell me that I don’t think discussion is allowed and I’m trying to police what topics are “worthy”, yet when you quote my post you break down everything I say and why it’s wrong. Policing my opinions. I shared what I thought, and you seem to think I’m trying to control the discussion..... what even the fuck?

Stop with the condescending breakdown style analyses of people’s posts. That’s how you “attack” people.

 

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uhhh... sorry?

I'll go ahead, and DM you the rest, lol!

In case you ignore it: I clearly hit a nerve, and for that I apologize. But, there's no need to get so personal, and hostile...

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I wonder if this new ‘business’ Venus is starting is some kind of pyramid scheme... Like, one of those of multi-level marketing things where you call yourself a business owner but really you’re just running your own subset of a wider organisation with a few underpaid staff members who all work commission? It would explain how Venus is suddenly able to start her own business despite having zero formal qualifications, since they’ll take on pretty much anybody who’s desperate for money and gullible enough to fall for it.

I had this really shady “marketing company” try to recruit me once where they claimed you could work your way towards being a CEO of your own company within a year - and all the staff were paid commission (i.e. basically nothing) and were classed as “self employed” to avoid having to give them any actual worker’s rights. I don’t know how common they are in Japan (although I guess it could be international) but it would explain a lot if it was the kind of thing Venus is doing.

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Maybe he should go after a woman his own age next time then, instead of someone who's obviously stuck in puberty. 

 

Hopefully he’ll stay away from lying mentally unstable alcoholic users next time, yeah.

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Did he actually say he wanted to be a popular youtuber? I was always under the impression that it was Venus' idea that he have a youtube channel and Instagram. He was always so shy and awkward in front of the camera and seemed pretty private so I had a hard time believing he would have chose to do those things himself. I figured Venus probably thought they could make more money based on his association with her.  

 

sadly I only remember it being mentioned by Margo as she was trying to bash him, therefore not a 100% trustable statement.

However I have a timeline theory that supports Venus's explanation, because I'm your naive piece of sh** who doesn't want to believe in negativity. Therefore OT and spoiler, please feel free to fill in the loop wholes and bring me on the right track.

Venus and manaki move in together after she runs away from Margo, and they try to set up their life together. Venus working home on her channel and cooking for both (she had 2-3 videos about it), and maybe some household, and Mana working his factory job. <- sounds like a good start.

- fast forward a few months, Manaki coming home every day from his irregular schedule and physically consuming job, to his lovely wife who seems to be confortably sitting at her laptop editing videos while listening to her fav music. On top of that she seems to be making more money out of it and not having such a hard time and physical stress. Hmm sounds like a better and easier job.

- Manaki considers if he couldn't do just the same and start earning easier money to replace his stressful job. Venus finds it a good idea to set up a channel for him since that brings another point in common for them too, however since she is the one with video editing and posting experience, she would take over the editting and translating part (as the self declared doormat she is), while manaki was working only on filming. Hence this seemed to look like Venus was putting in more hours for both of them while Mana could only do less.

- At some point I think Mana was uploading videos more often, which might be the time that he gave up on the factory job and concentrated on his social media. Everything of course with the help of Venus editting and translating. 

- Videos didn't go viral as naively hoped, and Manaki was slowly losing interest and motivation, thus putting less and less effort on his online presence. This brings to gradually less income from his side and more from hers.

- fast forward a few months (I would go with around 2018), Venus sitting home editting videos for money and doing the cooking (still not sure if manaki himself could cook for them both), while Mana only occasionally filming and maybe doing household. Finance decreases over the months since only one concentrates on working hard, bringing to stress and mental strain on Venus who starts building up intolerance and increased depression.

- 2019 comes and Venus depletes any tolerance left and starts getting breakdowns and drops any youtube activity out of spite and despair. Finances and savings spiral down and Venus can't take it anymore, and Mana is annoyed why this is not working anymore. They both grow intolerant of each other and their high expectations, and end up deleting their connection on social media.

- manaki is not motivated to get back up on his feet, while Venus is already sinking even deeper. She decides to find another place and not let herself get dragged down even further (around spring 2019). She wants to keep this private because she finds her situation humiliating. Being on down spiral, she sinks in alcohol and continues with breakdowns. Fans are pestering for months for answers which trigger her hate for the situation and she starts bitching about what happened. She hates him now and doesn't want to depict him as a saint /decent person, while risking to make herself the bad guy.

conclusion: I find that Venus has been trying these years to not be an overall bad person, however constantly being triggered, gradually brought out the worse from her, thus the person she is now (Margo v.2). If she had instead a positive environment, she maybe wouldn't have turned out like this.

apologies if I'm being too exagerated with this opinion.

 

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sadly I only remember it being mentioned by Margo as she was trying to bash him, therefore not a 100% trustable statement.

However I have a timeline theory that supports Venus's explanation, because I'm your naive piece of sh** who doesn't want to believe in negativity. Therefore OT and spoiler, please feel free to fill in the loop wholes and bring me on the right track.

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That sounds very plausible. 

Maybe Manaki quit work but took a new job when he realised his channel was not blowing up as he expected. There were a few videos in 2018 where Venus seemed to be very alone, like the "Dont Want to Die One." Didn't she also spend her birthday alone last year? Everyone wondered where Manaki was and so Taylor visited. 

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That sounds very plausible. 

Maybe Manaki quit work but took a new job when he realised his channel was not blowing up as he expected. There were a few videos in 2018 where Venus seemed to be very alone, like the "Dont Want to Die One." Didn't she also spend her birthday alone last year? Everyone wondered where Manaki was and so Taylor visited. 

 

oh, this was even this year, early spring (there is an instagram post with taylor on March 11th). So that's where she was already moved out.

there was also this luggage photo with stole_apricot girl, and I always wondered if she was literarily moving.

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Thinking about all the he said she said of the situation, I’m reminded of a saying: “There are 3 sides to every story; his, hers, and the truth”. 

Hence why people now say “I’m telling you MY truth” instead of THE truth. Because the lense in which we view the world may not actually be how the world actually is. I doubt we’ll ever actually know what is the truth but I’d be lying if I said Manaki coming out with his side wouldn’t help decipher what the truth is. But at the same time I worry that if he does come out it’ll just fuck with his mental health even more than it already has. Tough situation for sure!

 

 

 

 

 

@BitchPlox Oh damn, I did realize I was speaking directly to you and you only in my post!

oh wait...... that’s cuz I wasn’t. 

You wanna tell me that I don’t think discussion is allowed and I’m trying to police what topics are “worthy”, yet when you quote my post you break down everything I say and why it’s wrong. Policing my opinions. I shared what I thought, and you seem to think I’m trying to control the discussion..... what even the fuck?

Stop with the condescending breakdown style analyses of people’s posts. That’s how you “attack” people.

 

Whoa, relax. Bitchplox has a very direct way of writing and I get how it can be easily misconstrued as attacking, shit she has the same problem I do 😂, but she actually means well. Just have to get used to her writing style. 

As for the “picking apart”, she’s not picking apart, she’s just highlighting the specific points she is addressing that stood out to her. It’s something we all do here. It’s just efficient so people don’t have to read the whole thing over and over again.

 

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sadly I only remember it being mentioned by Margo as she was trying to bash him, therefore not a 100% trustable statement.

However I have a timeline theory that supports Venus's explanation, because I'm your naive piece of sh** who doesn't want to believe in negativity. Therefore OT and spoiler, please feel free to fill in the loop wholes and bring me on the right track.

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Except your elaborately thought out theory includes Manaki “quitting his job to live off Youtube income” (whether his or Venus’s—at a time when her channel was DEAD.)

As another poster pointed out earlier, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find an apartment in Japan when your only income comes from being self-employed. No one will rent to people without a stable job (which Youtube is NOT.) This person went on for a long time about it, from her own experiences trying to find an apartment.

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https://prettyuglylittleliar.net/topic/2085-general-venus-angelic-thread-3/?do=findComment&comment=527194

IF Manaki really did quit his job to live on his wife’s dead Youtube channel (which he didn’t) they would not have been able to keep their apartment, whether immediately if he got it through his employer or next time they had to sign a new lease with only Youtube income.

Conclusion: Manaki did not “quit his job to live off Youtube income.”

And about all that Youtube income some of you like to believe Venus was raking in from her dead Youtube channel back in 2018, that Manaki “quit his job to live on”... let’s talk about that. Here are some facts about Youtube income: 

- monetization: Youtubers make their money based on how many views the ads placed in their videos get, not some flat sum based on how many total views they have. And Youtube only monetizes (places ads on) 30% of the views of any given video.

- Of that 30%, a youtuber gets paid for an ad view only if the viewer watches the whole ad (i.e. does not hit ‘skip ad’ after the first few seconds.)

- Of that fraction, 20% of Youtube viewers watch with ad blocker on, so they never see an ad at all.

- Of the remaining fraction of monetized views, Google (parent company of Youtube) keeps 45% of it, leaving the Youtuber with 55% (of the 30% of monetized views, minus the 20% of views with ad blockers.)

- Of whatever small fraction of ad income that is left, the Youtuber pays taxes on. Japanese taxes are quite high for self-employed income — think 15-20%, plus something called a local inhabitants tax of another 10%.

Still think Venus was raking in such massive amounts of Youtube bux that Manaki “quit his job to live off her Youtube income” while trying to become a big Youtube star himself? You might want to rethink that.

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I wonder if this new ‘business’ Venus is starting is some kind of pyramid scheme... Like, one of those of multi-level marketing things where you call yourself a business owner but really you’re just running your own subset of a wider organisation with a few underpaid staff members who all work commission? It would explain how Venus is suddenly able to start her own business despite having zero formal qualifications, since they’ll take on pretty much anybody who’s desperate for money and gullible enough to fall for it.

Whatever it is, I don't think she's the owner. I think she's just hired to be hype it up, and be the "face" of it. She probably just has fun saying it's "hers". It's the kind of grandiosity you'd see from Margo. But, if I'm wrong, here are some other guesses:

1. A MLM, like you suggest. (And if so... nuff' said, lol!) This does seem super likely.

2. Social Media Management; an idea her mother came up with, for herself, a while ago. Interesting choice for Venus, since she hasn't been able to manage and maintain her own fame, to date. I wouldn't trust her, personally. Aside from not leading by example, she's been erratic emotionally, and unstable habitually.

3. Promotional PR for local businesses; Restaurants, boutiques, leisure activities, etc. (Seems like a fruitless venture, seeing that only a minute % of Venus's followers are actually in Japan.)

And, even if she DOES own this company... I have little faith in her ability to keep it running. Regardless of partners or staff.
Venture capitalists, with years of education, experience, and resources, flop their companies all the time. 
Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Donald Trump. They all falied *at least* once, with their companies & investments. 

I'm not saying Venus is doomed... but I am saying she has zip for eduication, and zilch for experience. Guess we'll see!

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