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Fortnite YouTuber Flamm reveals career is over as he’s going “completely blind”

Published: 30/Jun/2019 15:57 Updated: 1/Jul/2019 14:54

by Marcus Banks

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Flamm has revealed his career as a content creator will, unfortunately, be coming to a premature end, because he is “going completely blind”.

Flamm, who has over 58,000 subscribers on YouTube, with almost 10 million total views, is loved in the community for providing useful videos for players looking to improve their skills on the battlefield, creating plenty of handy weapon comparison videos.

Around six months ago, he successfully found a method to create a custom crosshair on Fortnite – something which the competitive Fortnite community have begged for – but the technique was quickly banned by Epic Games.

YOUTUBE:FLAMMFlamm has over 9.5 million views on his YouTube channel.

Unfortunately, Flamm revealed in an emotional message that his career as a content creator would be coming to an early end after being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) – a rare genetic disorder that causes the breakdown of cells in the retina.

At the moment, there are no therapies capable of curing RP and the YouTuber revealed his sight is deteriorating every day to the point where it’s likely he will go end up with extremely impaired vision.

“My eyesight is regressing every day and odds are that I’m going to go completely blind,” he said. “For now, my time with Fortnite has come to an end.”

Flamm made a heartbreaking revelation to fans on June 29.

Flamm revealed his disappointment as he loved making content for the channel and plans an absence from YouTube.

However, he did state that he would eventually make a return to the platform.

He said: “I’m going to continue my absence from YouTube for a while, but I do plan on returning eventually when I have my life sorted out. Thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far.”

Given Flamm’s creativity, we’re sure that he will find a way to come back even stronger, to make even more exciting content for his audience.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08

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!