You’ve heard of Dream, or you’re over 25. Or you are a game journalist who yes to know about these things, but if you are the third person, why are you here? You already know this. Go away.
For those of you who don’t like, Dream is a 23 year old Minecraft Youtuber (real name Clay) with over 30 million subscribers who looks like this:
Except, apparently, he doesn’t. It was just a mask he wore to match his online avatar. It’s not entirely intentional to stay invisible for so long, but he finds that it creates mystery and hype, plus the fan art is really cool. However, it is clear that for a while the mask is holding him back – he has spoken of “not being able to fully express himself”. in an interview last year – and now that his best friend and Minecraft YouTuber friend GeorgeNotFound are moving from the UK to the US, he feels the time has come, in the hopes that the two can make more videos together. With their faces.
Now, imagine a 23-year-old unwittingly building an idea of their own face to face It’s an exciting revelation… and how anxiety-inducing it must be to let all that pressure pile up on your own vision. There’s always going to be a backlash, especially for a creator who seems like an untouchable celebrity, and Twitter didn’t take long to come up with creative insults about a face. , honestly, pretty average and unremarkable (in a good way). But as he said, the lack of a face was a limiting factor in his own career, and to get what he wanted, he had to tear off the band’s support. Or, in this case, smileys.
However, the video has been viewed almost 20.5 million times by Minecraft fans and faces alike, and reception has been largely positive. What impact will this revelation have? Dream’s legion of fans (many people Dream and George ship) has yet to be seen.