If you spend your whole life reacting to things outside of your control and reach, then what time is left for directly impacting people's lives? What time is left to inspire, to persuade, to uplift one another, to love one another unconditionally without prejudice?
A reason why I refuse to allow mainstream politics inside of Rei Casa (my discord server) and refuse to engage in mainstays politics myself in any capacity, is purely because of the realization that my time can be better spent helping those close to me than reacting to spectacle
I think discussions rn about AOC bring such things to mind.

I realize that people can't understand the differences in class structure and "eat the rich" means anything above $100k/mo in income regardless of location or occupation
It's all arguments about what kind of spectacle we'd prefer to have within a liberal framework.

For example:

Person 1: wow, it's like we live in a society

Person 2: wow, it's like we should act on our principles when we can

What person 2 means is that AOC should get arrested
To see BLM people protesting in your vicinity, suddenly it's a moral right to at least comment on it? To what end would such a comment give that a politician can more readily provide in the form of TV spectacle or policy? Even then, all spectacle for a politician's career
What such progressive folks would like to see is not "action on principles", but rather their flavor of spectacle. They would like to see an activism aesthetic than a bougie one where women of color participate in the art of Fashion.

To those who say "who cares"? I'm with ya
I direct people to vent their frustrations with the latest political gossip column to here: Twitter, where it belongs. Not with me, not where I work and hang out with people, and certainly not with my daily work where I do my best to have socialism/mutualism in the here and now
I understand that engaging in such discussions in public and in private is more for people to vent and try to find like minded folks to surround themselves with. I did it for years and I grew tired engaging with a neverending public gossip column and a de facto debate club
I keep things relevant to the work that I do as it is with the people I work with and am close to. Fandom related issues impact us directly since it literally is hitting close to home with what we do everyday. We also have the most impact dealing with it.

Advice is practical Rei Casa, alt right harassment, hate raids, real talk
There's also the element we see in leftist spaces where shitposting and circlejerking with one another is highly desirable.

That's not me or what I want to spend my time with. I prefer to share and make memes that uplift and make communication easier like this Feminine men don't have to be trans and it's not ok to push
I also like to see wholesome memes, gay as fuck memes, irony-poisoned memes, and especially love seeing absurd memes that express the absolute absurdity of life. It all brings joy.

Political memes do not spark joy. Buy product, medicine productOopsy daisy, bam, loveTalking about gender with trans people vs talking about gendjust you try to fucking stop me
I’ll end the rant here to spare y’all. I try my best to make it clear that I am not a “Breadtuber” or a “leftist” (like, especially not a fan of how leftists often conduct themselves online). I am not conservative nor am I a filthy centrist.

I simply am. I work on my own stuff

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10 Sep
Y’all probably either are confused of drama of the day in #ENVtuber land. So here’s a summary (not including the dozens of lukewarm takes that form a consensus of enjoying the outreach that clips from various fan channels give to any #Vtuber).

I’ve got unique thoughts on this🧵
From a professional standpoint as someone who manages, consults and cares deeply for VTubers, Cimrai just about covered a lot of what I could’ve and probably would’ve said myself

This professional perspective is missing with a lot of indie talent
I come from a similar background as a content creator doing this for 7 years, but also had my start in a similar aspect as clippers like @UsVtuber. My best friend @RinaHoshinari did too with his FB page geoing hella viral for posting a McD’s anime ad and getting it shared by McDs
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1 Sep
#ADayOffTwitch is about Hate Raids. I want you to think about this before you stream. People are allowing exceptions for contract streamers who depend on streaming for income. That's fine.

What I care about with whoever hops on today and crosses the picket line are intentions
#twitchblackout is a protest and boycott about Twitch's incompetence and negligence to marginalized creators who wish to escape from the world just like everyone else. However, as we know by now, we don't get that kind of luxury. Fandom and hobbies are a battleground

Yes, a battleground.

The war? None other than the notorious "Culture War". Hate Raids are a continuation and an attempt to reignite this bullshit yet again.
Read 9 tweets
30 Aug
I ask that everyone take a breather and read what is being said. The main thing is an issue--an oversight I also apologize for.

BPD does not make someone a "bad person" or inherently abusive.

If you were involved or know of this case, please hear me out🧵
It was crucial to point out Seluna's SPECIFIC, UNTREATED SYMPTOMS that she KNEW about and CHOSE do to NOTHING about DESPITE having access and ample time and chances to work on it.

We are talking about a woman who WEAPONIZED her hospital stay. That's SPECIFIC to HER, not all BPD
The wording in the mental health section was advised and written by Bridgey. I oversaw it and edited it.

The current wording will not be changed to avoid suspicion of tampering the document.

This was an oversight. Both Bridgey and I take full responsibility for it and apologize
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30 Aug
If you’ve been hate raided, would you mind showing me in your Twitch Dashboard: “EXTERNAL SOURCES” under the stream summary of the stream you got raided in, if I can collect enough data, I might be able to uncover something with light investigation the source(s) of hate raids
Please like, retweet, and even tag or dm someone who has been hate raided. I would like to help in what ways I can
I wanna create a heatmap to determine the worst offenders of hate raids. If it’s not 4chan, then we deduce from there other likely sources like lolcow, Kiwi Farms, certain FB groups and discord servers that have this kind of reputation, and more. We need data
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30 Aug
I see #Anitwt is having a meltdown today over MHA production. I'll keep it simple:

Animators are not at fault for how a story is adapted. Period.

The anime industry is barely holding together. If all you care about is what the latest episode is like, then you live in a bubble
I'm not sure what it's going to take. People who should know better aren't understanding just how bad the state of the industry is in.

I've been speaking as loud as I can for YEARS about how industry workers are DYING FROM OVERWORK and the labor shortage accelerating problems
There are more anime in production than the existing labor force in the anime industry can handle. As production jobs get outsourced from much needed overhaul with how things operate on a day to day and the long term, that's less work for Japanese animators to earn BY THE FRAME
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23 Aug
2000 followers...wow. what did I do to deserve so many friends, colleagues, clients, and dearest fans??

Y'all tell me sometimes how I inspire you. I called myself Reikan back in highschool because I wanted to be someone who can inspire others.

Thank you for sticking around 💜 Reikan. 2000 followers
I started making content in 2014. I was on and off even back then because of life and struggling with balancing my education, work, and my social life.

In 2018, when I came out as trans, a shit ton of my followers out of 26k came after me and started being hyper critical of me
That hostile environment broke me and I never looked back since. I started diving deeper into Twitter after neglecting it for so long and dove into the Vic Mignogna case where I met so many amazing people with such tenacity and strength despite the absolute hostile environment
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