FaZe Rain Speaks Out About His Intense Struggle With Depression and Why He Took a Break From YouTube - Dexerto
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FaZe Rain Speaks Out About His Intense Struggle With Depression and Why He Took a Break From YouTube

Published: 26/Jul/2018 23:31 Updated: 27/Jul/2018 9:33

by DG Goldstein

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FaZe Clan Owner Nordan ‘Rain’ Shat has been incredibly transparent about his fight against anxiety and mental illness in the past.

On July 26, Rain, one of the main owners of FaZe Clan, uploaded a video on YouTube discussing why he has taken a break from the platform, along with how his battle against mental illness almost reached a breaking point in April of 2018.

When discussing the wealth that he has generated in his time as a YouTuber, Rain mentioned that money is not a ‘cure’ for all the problems that he has dealt with in his mind since he was younger, even though some of his viewers may think otherwise.

“I really wish making money would helo me get over the feelings I’ve had my whole life, but it hasn’t. Maybe it will for you, but it didn’t for me. Money fixed some problems […] It’s not about that. Of courrse everyone could use extra money and, like, help people in their lives and everything, but it’s not the cure for me […] It’s not going to get rid of my anxiety, get rid of my depression – it’s not going to do that. 

Rain would later go on to discuss how he did not want to ‘cater’ to the way he thought YouTube wanted him to be in his videos, and that it was ‘demotivating’ that the platform started to change their guidelines.

“It was just that they wouldn’t show any of my videos anymore and YouTube become way more controlled, so it was very demotivating for me. I’ve been doing this shit since I was 11 years old., man […] I don’t know what the reason was – I think VapeLordNord – maybe because I swear too much, maybe because I’m not family friendly, but I’m not going to change who I am just for YouTube…”

However, after he decided to take a step back from Youtube, Rain reveals that he had a mental breakdown in April of 2018 which landed him in a hospital for a couple of days, along with being placed in a ‘psych ward.’ 

“Come April, mid-April, I had my worst mental breakdown, like, of all time. I went through them pretty much every other day, if not every day. Some shit happened, I’m not going to lie. Self-harm shit. Ended up in a hospital for a few days, and then i ended up in a psych ward […] I was around so many people going through problems one hundred times worse than I had.”

The full video can be viewed below.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 23:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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With 330 monthly active users and 145 million users daily, Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps out there. Whether you’re a casual user, business or even the US President, nobody can resist the allure of sharing snapshots of our thoughts within 260 characters.

There are many ways to show your personality through your Twitter account. Whether it be through a funny bio, pinned Tweet, interesting profile/cover photo or unique Twitter name, there are plenty of ways that you can make your Twitter account feel more like you.

However, one limitation that a lot of Twitter users note is the lack of fonts available. A lot of users find themselves stuck with Helvetica Neue, or even Arial if they’re really lucky.

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The easiest way to get custom fonts on Twitter is through third party websites.

While there is no quick fix within the app to use special fonts on Twitter, it is possible to use special fonts through the use of third-party websites or apps.

What websites are best for using special fonts on Twitter?

As with any third-party website, you should always be careful that the website you’re visiting is safe and isn’t full of malware and other potential risks to your device. Be wary of websites with a lot of pop-ups and redirects.

No third-party website is completely risk-free, but here are some of the most popular ones used by Twitter users to get access to special fonts:

  • LingoJam
  • FontsforTwitter
  • Fontvilla

How to use special fonts on Twitter

While individual third-party font websites vary slightly from one another, they all essentially work the same.

However, for this tutorial, we will specifically focus on LingoJam.

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A lot of these third party websites, like LingoJam, can be used on smartphones as well as desktops.
  1. Type the text you want to snazz up into LingoJam’s Fancy Text Generator, specifically in the box on the left-hand side that says ‘normal text goes here’.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a box that displays your Tweet in a variety of different fonts. Scroll through this box to find the font you like the best.
  3. Highlight your Tweet in it’s chosen font, and then either click Ctrl/Command + C or simply right-click the text and select ‘copy’.
  4. Open Twitter and log into your account.
  5. Paste the text wherever you want to put it: this can be in your Bio – which you can access by clicking on the ‘Profile’ icon on the left-hand side, clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button, and then pasting the text into the box that says ‘Bio’ before pressing the ‘Save’ button – or as a Tweet, wherein you can simply paste the text into the ‘What’s happening?’ box on Twitter before pressing the ‘Tweet’ button.

So, there you have it. Now you can give your Tweets that extra edge and be the envy of all your friends!