|“||31.5 Thousand Followers; now down to 25,999. All that in a number of Hours repetitively hitting “Block” down the list with my stylus||”|
|Chris, on manually blocking thousands of Twitter followers as opposed to using a bot.|
Twitter is a popular social networking and microblogging service where people can post messages that are up to 280 (originally 140) characters in length. While it has its uses and has managed to last despite many criticisms, it is sometimes described as a pointless fad, and if even Chris called it a fad at one point, perhaps there is something to this claim.
However, from 2016 onward, Chris became much more active on Twitter, to the point where it became his primary means of communicating with the public. He rarely posts on his YouTube channel like he used to; he now communicates through multi-part Twitter threads and image uploads instead. Chris often fails to understand why Twitter was designed the way it is. He acts as if Twitter is just a normal blog that inexplicably splits the messages into 280 character chunks for no reason. Whenever he goes off on a long text wall broken up between dozens of tweets, he ends most of them with a "..." when he has to finish a sentence between tweets, making his tweets difficult to follow.
On 20 June 2013 and 21 June 2013, hidden Twitter posts from 16 April 2012 to 21 June 2013, most of them linked to the Facebook 2013 Imgur Leak, and pictures from 20 June 2013 were leaked on the CWCki Forums.
Chris was inspired to register his own Twitter account, CWCSonichu, when the CWCipedia administrator insisted on adding a live Sonichu Twitter feed  onto the CWCipedia Mailbag page, and later the CWCipedia front page. This feed picked up all mentions of the word "Sonichu" (hence Chris's use of the prefix "C.C. Sonichu says:"), to provide the loyal fanbase real-time coverage of their favorite comic and game hero and reactions to his weird antics from other fans. The CWCipedia sysop, in his infinite wisdom, elected to allow arbitrary, unmoderated comments from all fans to appear on the front page, to fully leverage the power of Web 2.0, user-created content, reader participation and all that modern nonsense.
Careful readers may start to notice that there's a slight conflict in this: Chris had stated many times that he wanted to be in complete control over the CWCipedia. In a development that surprised no one, the live feed was promptly overrun by trolls. Chris was furious, and was compelled to write his own updates to drown out all of the gay allegations and other pickle-related activity that was going on on his web page.
However, as it is with all of the other things in this world, Chris's focus on Twitter waned over time. In May 2010, the live Twitter feed was removed from CWCipedia, because apparently certain trolls failed to notice that Chris quit paying attention to his own web page and the activities of the trolls in the Twitter feed started to make Chris look positive in comparison. Chris stopped using the site in 2013 but picked up again in June 2016 and began tweeting more and more through the rest of 2016 and into 2017, to the point where he is more active on Twitter now than ever before.
Chris originally followed 29 people and groups, all of them related to gaming. Among these are...
- ...relevant information on Life Upgrades: PlayStation, ps3fanboy, PS3_Trophies
- ...accounts related to the sweetest non-Chinese hobby of all: Media_Molecule, LittleBigPlanet [No longer followed as that account was suspended for some reason], LittleBIGFan, SackBoy4Pluto, Mm_Sackgirl
- ...respectable, reliable and impartial game journalists and media: Veronica [Veronica Belmont], Qore, GamesRadar, GameTrailers, gamespot, IGN, g4tv, GamePro, xplay, gamenewsps3 [G4], gameinformer
- ...game houses which produce games that Chris may play, if properly baited away from LittleBigPlanet-related activities: Naughty_Dog, insomniacgames, SEGA, EA, Ubisoft, CriterionGames, NISAmerica [Nippon Ichi Software], RockBand, namcogames
- ...tugboat sailing destinations: amazongames
- ...events which Chris doesn't attend: Official_PAX
Notably, Veronica Belmont (a video game show host and also, OMG, a woman) is the only real person among these subscriptions. This does wonders to dispel rumors that Chris is a living video game geek stereotype and hence beyond merely undateable.
With Chris's resurgence of activity, he has followed over 600 accounts, many of them belonging to minor celebrities and internet personalities he attempts to interact with. Some accounts he formerly followed have since blocked Chris.
Chris has been blocked on Twitter by a number of accounts, including many he used to follow, preventing him from either tweeting at them or seeing their tweets. While some of this has come from people he follows discovering his personality flaws and history of poor online behavior, other blocks have been due to weens flocking to any account Chris shares from or responds to, spamming his convos with less than savory things and images of Chris's past.
Though Chris has been periodically blocked by various people for several years, he reached his breaking point in January 2019 when he was blocked by a number of individuals in the My Little Pony fandom in short succession, prompting many days of angry screeching and tard rage against the trolls and the blockers themselves.
This would not be the first notable incident where Chris threw a total fit from being blocked. When Doopie blocked Chris for his creepy behavior, Chris blamed the trolls and weens, not realizing that his own actions was the main catalyst in Doopie cutting any sort of ties with him. From this incident, it is clear that two years later, Chris still cannot comprehend why someone would NOT want to talk to him. Given his historic inability to be told "no", it is likely that Chris will be continuing to receive more twitter blocks in the future.
On 9 February 2019, Chris began his move to a new Twitter account, @CPU_CWCSonichu, in an attempt to yet again bypass his blocks. Predictably, this was blocked within a day or two by all relevant bronies. After a few days of Twitter silence, Chris posted A Moment With Dr Wolf Chris Chan and Greater Struggles on both his old @CWCSonichu account and his new @CPU_CWCSonichu account, soon followed with an announcement the he was indeed abandoning the old account (with roughly 25,000 followers at this time, down from a peak of 31,000 after manually banning thousands of weens and trolls) and transferring his Twitter fanbase to the new @CPU_CWCSonichu account (just over 2,000 followers as of 17 February, and growing rapidly), noting that he "will be striving to contain Less Drama and any and all Haters and Harassers shall be Blocked Out, Period".
Chris did not realize that protected Twitter accounts cannot be viewed by people who are not following him. He made many tweets directed at people who will never see them, meaning that he is truly talking into the void. On 5 June 2019, however, Chris responded to someone pointing this out to him. Chris said he knows this, but doesn't care, and still tags people. Currently, when Chris tweets something that he wants as many people as possible to see, he will ask readers to screencap his tweets and share them. He opened Direct Messaging on the 24th and removed the protection the next day.
Chris eventually unprotected the account.
Since the discovery of the @NightStar2891 account, watchers have found a number of other accounts that appear to belong to Chris, such as the now-suspended @EquestriaHeart, characterized by their clearly unrealistic degree of Sonichu fandom, white knighting of Chris, and similar interests and behavior. However, it has become clear that they in fact belong to weens pretending to be Chris's sockpuppets.
A related form of weenery involves impersonating Chris. While a few accounts such as @RealCWCSonichu make some attempt to be convincing imposters, most, such as @liquidchu420 and @cw_true, are clearly (unfunny) jokes and not intended to fool spectators. Chris, however, believes that these imposter accounts are responsible for his bad reputation that led to other users blocking him.
- Main article: Night Star#Twitter sockpuppet
In August 2017, during the Doopie Saga, trolls discovered that Chris was operating an alternate account (or "sockpuppet") on Twitter, with the main purpose of supporting his main account in arguments with weens, posing as a TRUE and HONEST fan of Chris and his work. The account, @NightStar2891, assumed the persona of Chris's My Little Pony fan character, "(Miss) Night Star".
Chris initially denied (on both accounts) any connection to "Night Star". However, as with his JenkinsJinkies account on Trollin Train, even a slow-in-the-mind would be able to recognize Chris from the use of his distinctive writing style, constant praise and defense of himself, location in Virginia, frequent assertions that he is transgender, following and retweeting of people he likes (such as Doopie and Tara Strong), borrowing of his original characters, and password-recovery emails matching Chris's known accounts. Of course, Chris believes he is a master of disguise and believed he had successfully masked his identity under the secondary account.
Later in August, Chris came clean and admitted he was behind NightStar8291, though he continues to use the account occasionally, particularly to try and contact people such as Doopie, Tabitha St. Germain, and LadyOfTheCosmo who have blocked Chris's main account.
- Main article: TwiSparLicious
On January 2019, another Twitter sock was discovered by observers under the alias of Magi-Chan, @MagiChan111448. The account was created primarily so Chris could white-knight for himself during the Twitter blocks from TF2 Analysis crew saga and to evade their blocks on his main Twitter account.
The account was set to protected mode, so people not following it wouldn't be able to read the tweets and reply, making it a cheap way for Chris to feel validation. Activity on the account resumed in June 2019, promoting Dimensional Merge and Chris's other beliefs. The account was unprotected in late June 2019.
|I personally helped make the account for him, and he stood with me and included his likes and wants for the page. He shall be personally making his tweets and commentary from there.|
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Use by other people
The Teen Troon Squad socially engineered Chris into giving them his Twitter password and used it to sign into his account to post tweets in order to troll him, such as by leaking several videos from the Idea Guys saga and posting an image of a dead animal claiming it to be one of Chris's pets.
Chris complains to Cole Smithey.