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Elon Musk goes “Fullmetal Alchemist” and the internet can’t handle it

Published: 20/Apr/2019 0:25 Updated: 20/Apr/2019 0:27

by Virginia Glaze

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Tesla CEO and tech millionaire Elon Musk is known for his recurring Twitter shenanigans – but his latest antic has anime fans across the platform going wild.

On April 19, Musk changed his icon to a picture of Edward Elric, the protagonist of popular anime and manga series “Fullmetal Alchemist” – prompting fans of the franchise to wonder if he was heading an investigation into human transmutation.

“I don’t know what prompted Elon Musk to switch to an Edward Elric profile pic, but I fully approve,” one user wrote.

“Elon Musk, for the love of god, don’t perform human transmutation,” another jokingly warned.

Even popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll got in on the action, telling Musk that they merely “want to talk” about his apparent love for the anime.

Elon Musk’s favorite anime

This wouldn’t be Musk’s first time touting his passion for Japanese animation, by far; in fact, Musk had even Tweeted about wanting to make a real-life mecha, as seen in popular anime like Mobile Suit Gundam or the Macross series.

Musk similarly expressed his love for ‘Your Name’ in late 2018, an anime movie that details a romantic love story between two teenagers who swap bodies – prompting a heated discussion on his favorite movies in the genre, which include such masterpieces as Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Princess Mononoke.’

The newfound anime fan even went so far as to give himself a new nickname, jokingly asking fans to call him “Elon-Chan” in response to the madness.

Elon Musk & Esports

Musk has likewise inserted himself into the esports realm, after Fortnite pro FaZe Tfue seemingly joked about buying a Tesla after Musk responded to one of his Tweets.

Musk went on to ask Tfue what video games would be best played in a Tesla, using classic Atari titles as an example – to which the gaming pro appropriately responded with Fortnite, following up with games from the N64 era.

Musk even made an appearance on PewDiePie’s ‘Meme Review’ show in mid-February, alongside Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland in an attempt to beat out T-Series’ eventual victory.

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Elon Musk claimed that his Twitter was “pretty much complete nonsense” prior to switching his icon, and he wouldn’t be wrong – but his hilarious social media antics are providing users across the platform with a good chuckle, in the meantime.

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AOC confirms Twitch return in Among Us stream with Hasan: how to watch

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 2:55

by Brad Norton

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke records with her debut Twitch stream as she laughed and bumbled her way through Among Us and the internet couldn’t get enough. Now, she’s all set to do it once again with some massive names joining up for the big return.

It wasn’t the biggest individual stream Twitch has ever seen ⁠— that honor remains with Ninja and Drake ⁠— but Ocasio-Cortez, fondly nicknamed AOC, came awfully close when she went live on Oct. 28 for more than 439k eager viewers.

The huge stream, backed by AOC’s desire to “sell the vote” to gamers, scribed the US representative into Twitch’s history books. It also left the internet hungry for more ⁠— AOC’s bubbly personality and funny wit had endeared her to millions.

For weeks eager viewers were left pondering when she’d make her return. Now, we finally have a solid date locked in and even know some of the names she’ll be streaming with. Here’s everything you need to know about AOC’s upcoming return to Twitch.

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch.
Twitch: AOC
AOC has confirmed when she’ll be back on Twitch.

AOC confirms second Twitch stream

The internet at large has been baying for AOC to hit that “go live” button again sooner rather than later. Now her electoral race is won and her sights can shift back over to Twitch.

Despite some earlier teases, it’s been just over a month since the first historic broadcast, but now we have a date for the next one. AOC will be going live on Twitch on Friday, November 27 at 4 PM PT | 7PM EST.

Last time, Ocasio-Cortez streamed mid-week, on a Tuesday and the spectacle ran for just a few hours. Expect a similar duration this time around given the late evening start time.

What will AOC play? League, Among Us, Fall Guys

AOC hasn’t yet branched out to anything other than some Among Us gameplay. It’s a casual experience that anyone can jump into, so it removes any busywork from her broadcasts.

Last time she paired up with fellow US rep Ilhan Omar, Pokimane, and more on InnerSloth’s smash-hit. It appears that she’ll be doing much the same this time around, but with a few fresh faces.

Canadian Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh will be getting into the mix, as will popular Twitch streamers Hasan and Northernlion.

However, the New York politician could also try her hand at League of Legends on-stream down the line. Pokimane said she would “be here anytime [AOC] needed,” to which Ocasio-Cortez suggested LoL.

“League duo bot?! Except I haven’t played in months, I’m gonna be real bad,” AOC joked on Twitter in reply to Pokimane. “Maybe Among Us again, for a bit.”

A League of Legends stream certainly makes sense; Pokimane first made her name on LoL, and AOC is a self-confessed League lover, though she says she’s not played it “a whole lot.”

She must have played a bit at least, though, because on Nov. 14 ⁠— a month after revealing she was Bronze V ⁠— she shared on Instagram she had been promoted to Silver IV, one whole ranked tier higher. That’s some serious grinding!

The 31-year-old mainly plays Sona, Janna, Lux, and Morgana, and is “working on Lulu” to add to her champ pool; Pokimane will have to play ADC if they duo queue. Perhaps with her second stream now locked in, a special LoL broadcast could be right around the corner as well.

AOC's second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.
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AOC’s second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.

If you want to join the 740,000+ fans who have already followed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitch, head to her profile: you’ll be alerted when she’s live.