What video are you watching on YouTube?

The Icelandic “volcano” did it again! Here goes my youtube time for the next weeks/months.

I’ve been revisiting videos on the international off-brand flavors of visual kei (and vk derivative) subculture like the Pokemón and Shamate. The latter has apparently made a comeback into the mainstream limelight, and I’m thoroughly confused but fascinated.

Pretty sure I saw these guys (not the ones in this particular video) back in the early 2010s while surfing the internet and thought it was just Chinese scene culture. It’s now this weird mixture of kpop and vk fashion tropes, with the whole ktv host/early-edm elements mixed in.

*c-drama is more three-kingdoms/straight-laced than I assumed, so no relation. I wonder where the suits come from, then.

This has a bit more info on the founder:

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This is so fascinating, thanks for sharing! Time to go down a new internet rabbithole ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

And

That’s a really nice grill…

I can’t believe I laughed at this.