I wish i was articulate and eloquent enough to show how conflicted I feel about this. This song/MV is admittedly very cool. He is an attractive guy who definitely knows how to pull off skilled dance moves—the silhouettes are esp a nice touch. Additionally, the instrumentals are very catchy. (I might just really like trumpets and saxophones in pop. w/e)
However, the thematic content I feel less enthused about. First of all, 2Chainz is completely unnecessary. It would be 100x better without him. He makes the song feel particularly trashy. Without him I would have been just ehhh :| about the thematic content, but with him it’s like ㅎ_ㅎ. Secondly, the song just seems to be like fetishizing the exotic beauty. Admittedly all the women in the video are very pretty. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but to me the exotic beauty fetish is especially highlighted by the Asian girl (the only girl who says anything) who bookends the mv with a distinctly Chinese accent saying “Wat? I don undastan.” Even before I saw the MV, the girl’s voice especially bothered me in the context of the lyrics. I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but somehow it bothers me.
(However, this video is miles and miles above like Flo Rida’s Can’t Believe It MV in which it’s filled w/ bodiless distorted asses. Maybe he’s trying to be poetic and utilize synecdoche. yes of course. that must be it.)
The jigglypuff I carved Twas a substantial amount of work. Trying to peel off layers of pumpkin with only a steak knife is rather difficult. I ended up slipping and stabbing myself in the hand <_<;; Note to self: get some pumpkin carving tools from the dollar store next time.
Another guy carved the squirtle and when I saw his finished product, I was like sigh, I concede this round.