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Streamer celebrates Cuphead victory way too early, instantly regrets it

Published: 3/Jan/2020 10:00

by Connor Bennett


Twitch streamer Sketchy_Dentist was left red in the face after he chose to celebrate a little bit too early during his run-through of Cuphead.

Streamers, be they big or small, are not averse to suffering the indignity of celebrating that slight touch too early before a game bites back and leaves you regretting your decision to celebrate a supposed ‘victory’.

One game that is pretty much designed to do so is Cuphead. The cartoon run and gun title centers around boss fights, each coming with an increased level of difficulty because of the character’s abilities. Some will fire scores of items for you to dodge, while others will leave you possibly wanting to destroy your set-up because you haven’t quite fully put an enemy to the sword and they’ve returned from the grave to ruin your game.

StudioMDHRCuphead’s unique art style and challenging boss fights earned it widespread praise.

The harsh bite back of Cuphead set in for streamer Sketchy_Dentist after he tried to make a run through the game during his January 2 Twitch broadcast.

The streamer set about defeating Goopy Le Grande, the first Cuphead boss to have three different forms, and as it looked like he was going to win the boss fight, Sketchy_Dentist started celebrating by bouncing along with the music.

However, while the boss in question may have taken on the look of a gravestone, he slammed down quickly and ruined the almost finished fight, leaving the streamer with his head in his hands and speechless for a few moments.

When he did eventually open his mouth again, Sketchy_Dentist recognized it was actually a pretty hilarious moment. “That was ridiculous. That’s f*cking funny though, that’s f*cking funny,” he said. 

“I thought he was dead man. Oh man,” the streamer added after realizing the game’s own description for the boss’s third form actually gave him a heads up about the surprise late attack.

Thankfully, the streamer learned from the game’s tip and was able to take down the infuriating boss with his next attempt only moments later, noting that he just had to take it slow and steady.

Maybe next time around he’ll wait until his win has been confirmed before getting ready to take a victory lap – even though it does provide a hilarious highlight for his viewers.


Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun


Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

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Who needs a face when you have a lot of fans?

While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.