Hi! Thank you for asking and for the vote of confidence ;)
Here is what I think.
I’ve been watching Grace’s videos for 4 years now and to be honest, I don’t think there is anything wrong with them. I enjoy them just as much as I used to. I think they are different in content and quality, though.
Thing is, people change. Not in Earth-shaking ways, but people do change. Be it life experiences, past or current relationships, hardships, work… People go through a myriad of changes that alter the way they behave, the way they think, the way they create.
Grace has been an extremely consistant content creator for a long time, and I’ve seen some criticism that has been aimed at her, and I think it’s not entirely fair.
She did set up the 5 days schedule for herself at the beginning of It’s Grace. She put out stuff that was extremely similar in quality content than what she used to post.
I feel like (and this is my personal point of view) that people are bitter about a few things:
- The fact that Grace is expanding into diffferent territories, exploring new business opportunities. For a stupid reason, I think people feel entitled to Grace’s success. Of course her subscribers are a huge part of what she built but the thing is: she built it herself. We only chose to go on this adventure with her. Also, it is a business. I don’t know if many people in the fandom are actually adults, but I am Grace’s age. I work for a living, I need to pay for food, for rent, for insurance, for phone, for internet, for gas, for medical shit. People around here, and I’m not taking a shit at anybody, just stating an obvious truth, are mostly teenagers.
I think 70% of the Trinity fandom is made up of teenagers. They are not old enough to know about financial stability, business, taxes, etc. and it’s normal. They only see the immediate reward of a new video, and don’t understand that the way America’s system is set up, you’ve got to work your ass off to build personal financial assets. Grace is an adult, and has to work for anything she owns.
The new house? People don’t fuckin realize it’s not as easy financially-wise and that’s she’s actually protecting her assets by investing in something tangible for when she’ll retire in 50 years. Also, loans, mortgage, guarantors… Being an entertainer is now easy because it’s liberal status, financial and tax wise (sorry, it’s boring but it’s my job yay). you have shit tons of taxes, and no monthly/weekly steady income. She might have contracts, but it’s still not as financially sound as employee in a firm.
Grace has been providing us with free entertainment for ages and I’m a firm believer that if you really don’t feel like it entertains you as much as it used to, you really should stop following her.
I also think unsuscribing speaks a lot louder than just venting or ranting on the internet and tagging her in posts bordering on rude. Stating your opinion is fine, though. But if you feel like the opinion you’re stating is now a truth regarding your feelings about her content, you should just stop following her.
- Camp Takota has been such a huge thing in the Trinity fandom and in Grace’s fandom that it obviously left a hole. We had exciting dailies, premieres, etc etc etc. Many people haven’t moved on. I’m not saying we should move one because Camp Takota will always be there, but some people still live in that bubble, in that timespan, and haven’t moved on.
- Grace’s new posting schedule threw off a lot of people. It’s also a part of the changes I was talking about.
- Grace’s personal life. Not getting into ship wars here, because shipping is for fun and if you ship Grace with anybody, it’s all fuckin peachy, but as evidenced by the gross and rude confessions blog, people are upset about her broadcasting how sincerely happy (I think) she looks.
My answer to your question, in the end is the following: I do think her videos have changed. I also think she has changed. You can’t expect her not to. The content she’s posting, I think, is more honest and real than what she used to post. It feels less gimmicky, and I, for one, am happy about it all.
I also want to remind people who may be disappointed that in the past couple of months, when quality “declined”, she kept this 5 days schedule, wrote a book, went overseas with the girls for No Filter shows, shot Hey Usa, shot a pilot for E!, shot podcasts videos and many other #secretprojects that drove us mad.
Some people, in this fandom, seem unable to “”“let her go”“” and want to confine her to YT. They just can’t seem to be happy with all the things she does.
I think it’s fantastic. I wish more people knew about Grace, I wish the whoIe world knew about Grace, I wish YT was not the only platform on which she performs. I just wish people realize she’s a woman with formidable work ethic and that she’s one of the most consistent content creator. 90% of her lastest stuff (which people criticize) is still better than 90% of many people’s usual stuff.
I’m glad young people have someone like her to look up to, because young people need reminders that work is not all drama and exhaustion. Work is also about giving yourself a chance, it’s about reaching for the stars. And hard work always pays off in the end.
The key is not over idolizing Grace. She is a human, she has rough moments like we all do, and if she can make us laugh, even for a couple of minutes with what she posts, I’ll follow her on any medium and will buy all of her shit, because she’s a peach who deserves all the success. I’ve changed “with” her, my life has changed a lot since I’ve started watching, and I feel like some people just want to freeze time. It’s just not possible.
there you go, Anon, feel free to keep the conversation going
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