Rae posts on Instagram more than anywhere else. It's where she started, and consequently it's where she has the largest following. So posting something there, as well as actually tagging Poki, is pretty much the opposite of sneaky. All streamers are somewhat in competition, that's not news. Poki has a history of deliberate actions to either hinder the growth of, or promote herself ahead of other female streamers. Rae streams and vlogs the majority of the time in sweats without hair or makeup. The fact that she posted a picture of Poki from an angle she desperately attempts to hide speaks more to Rae not being so concerned about such things than to some expose conspiracy.
Yes. Didn't look, to be honest. But the one thing I can't accuse her of is being a sellout. She sold out before I ever heard of her. It's just that she keeps raising the ante on her hypocrisy by claiming to hate games, while still promoting them.
I'm still not convinced she's as stupid as she acts. But I have no doubt she's delusional. She's been in a bubble basically her entire life. And by this point, has lived in her echo chamber for so long that she either believes her projected reality, or that all people actually think she's the smartest, prettiest, most talented, skilled personality on the internet. She's barely holding 6K for the RS stream. Still should gross her 10 grand if she plays for her usual 4-5 hours. Watching it briefly, it was refreshing to be annoyed and frustrated by her gameplay than her personality for a change. EDIT: So she puts in her three hours on the game, probably maxing the bounty available, then....right back to Fortnite. Anyone wanna bet how soon she plays Runescape again? Oh, and replies to her chat going orgasmic about Fortnite how much she loves it, and has the best time running squada.
Didn't know anything about Heidi, and only knew Jared's thumbnails before this. Obviously his actions are indefensible. My biggest takeaway so far has been how impressed I've been with Heidi. Her initial series of tweets were one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Completely a class act, without attacking or defending Jared. Just telling everyone what the real situation was in response to his awful divorce announcement, and washing her hands of him publicly. What's more amazing to me than Jared losing over 100K YouTube subscribers, is at the same time Heidi gaining almost 100K Twitter followers.
I think there's like a 9 hour difference for her and Boaty though. She's way too lazy to get up early, but if he's thirsty enough to stay up past midnight? The lesser audience she'd have at that time would probably be made up by his viewers.
Funny thing is, way more than I would have thought are responding negatively. And there are many who are telling her not to bother if she's just going to immediately get donate boosted. She'd be one of the biggest view count streamers to play RS though. So I imagine the bounty would be huge, even if she only plays an hour. Unfortunately, Boaty expressed interest in her post. So she'll get the big name she needs to tutor her on stream possibly. Otherwise it would be hilarious to watch her fumble through like every other new game she tries without any practice on stream.
This yellow face nonsense has gotten out of control. I'd love to see some Asian activist come after her for appropriating their culture. That said, now she's basically proven she's little more than a shill. https://twitter.com/pokimanelol/status/1129086318955323392?s=20 Never even suggests playing it until a bounty is offered where she can get thousands for just loading it live on stream. And it's unfortunately a game where she'll just get everything donated to her the minute she starts. And my bet is, never touches it again. EDIT: I want to clarify why this upsets me. It's the actual Twitter post. If she did an announced pay stream, no big deal. Sponsored streams are common for big Twitch streamers. They just let everyone know that's what they're doing and why. Pandering to her Twitter followers, getting them to say, "YAAAAASSS POKI!! We love U! Play Runescape", as she knows they will, without announcing why, is a brand new low in her manipulation.
Have to disagree here. Her daily Asian cosplay is evidently convincing to millions of teenage boys. Especially if you go by her latest YouTube video. Only reason she hasn't been accused of yellow face is she alters her skin with filters more than makeup. But even I feel a little sick when she throws out one of the three Japanese phrases she knows.
Don't know which is more hilarious. Her shit cosplay, or the irony of waiting until the most beloved character from GoT becomes the most hated for Poki to portray her. The timing is flawless. Wish I could say the same for her makeup. Which Dany doesn't wear( though Emilia does a little).
What's most telling is that in the past six hours, neither has commented on the other's announcement. Which isn't that unusual for Rae. But Poki pretty much always tries to make herself look good with a little blurb when she's not sub tweeting shade.
This alone would probably be nothing. But it's been a very long sequence of "coincidences" that definitely lead me to the same conclusion. While they are in the same LA circle, Valky is older, and been around longer(though not on Twitch). And is far more ensconced in the gaming world than the streaming/influencers one. Unlike Lily, Janet, etc., Poki can't control Valky. So sees her as competition instead of an ally, and only collaborates with her when she needs clout or actual skill in the gaming world. Rae is definitely not someone you want to piss off, but unfortunately she is experienced and mature enough to recognize this shady shit for what it is, and ignores it.
In my opinion, I think the greatest difference between Poki back then, and now, is authenticity. Sure, you have the old N word clip. And while I dont find her saying it there offensive, I could definitely see why some would. What is offensive to me, is this 17 year old girl straight outta the suburbs of Toronto acting like a hood rat. It's as fake as the uWu waifu persona she adopted a couple years ago. Which, tangentially, I have found a ton of old comments of people complaining about that you could directly attribute to her using that new voice. The high pitched squealing that ends every sentence as a question. But there are clips from back then that would never happen today. Like when she got donated a dick rap, and her reaction wasn't to get mad, click off the song, etc. Soon as she realized what it was, eyes bugged out, threw her headphones, ran from the room. It was cute and sweet and hilarious. Or my favorite, when she got her wisdom teeth pulled. She was miserable and almost in tears. No because she was in pain, but because it was hamburger night at home. And we all know even to this day how much she likes meat in bread. Again, sweet and funny. Point being, there is no authenticity in how she behaves now. First word most would use to describe her is "fake". And the disparity between what she was, and what she has become is probably the reason older viewers feel one way. and the kids joining the show in progress another. Especially with the way the switch was flipped so arbitrarily with no external indicator except.......money.
This is what I feel is one of the main reasons this thread even exists. SHE DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY! She was lucky enough to be hitting her stride as a streamer at the same time Twitch was doing the same as a platform. But the viewers she got back then weren't only due to lack of options. She actually had entertainment value. I didn't like her, but I didn't dislike her. I'm just never going to be her audience. But she cared back then. At least about producing for her audience, and engaging them. Instead of the blatant pander-then-ignore which is the basic totality of her content now. Said before, but I think its obvious that getting that much fame and money for doing less than the vast majority of others in her field due to a fortunate confluence of events has warped her sense of entitlement to mammoth proportions. By this point, she actually believes she's earned everything she has by hard work and being a clever businesswoman. And this happening as such a young age, with her only contact being other streamers gives her no context in reality to compare her experiences with.