Chris and socialization
Chris is somewhat capable of socializing, in contrast to the epic failure of his Love Quest. Being a nerd and, as of 2014, a member of the LGBT community, Chris has common interests with his friends. Awkwardness arises when Chris attempts to take part in conversations which exceed his limited interests, as his broken social filter and lack of common social etiquette due to his autism can lead to him saying inappropriate things or attempting to steer the topic to cartoons, video games, or the SLGBTQ.
In real life
One, a woman in her mid-20s named Alexa, repeatedly advised him on how to get a job after seeing him beg for money online. Naturally, Chris failed to follow through on her suggestion, instead choosing to respond by writing up a rant on why he doesn't want to work. Alexa gave up on attempting to help him after that, though she remained on his friend list.
In between her efforts to help him be something other than a drain on society, Alexa was in his company outside of their common Pokémon group, when she saw The Lego Batman Movie with him.
He requested one of his friends to take a photo of him holding a pose while wearing The Classic and medallion. Chris then used the image to photoshop himself, his parents, and his Electric Hedgehog Pokémon into a group picture, dubbing it a family portrait.
His friends seem to put up with his quirks and there appears to be a pity factor as well, as noted by Emily:
|Chris legitimately has friends, even if it's a one sided friendship that's only done out of pity. When I ran into Chris at Omegacon, he was more or less being guarded by a middle aged woman who brings her kids to the Pokémon events at the local game store. She was asking me very specific questions but kept pushing when I would give vague answers.|
Chris wasn't shy about asking them to acquire toys for him from places at which he is banned. According to the Man in the Pickle Suit's intel:
|Heh, at one point, he had some older, married woman buying him his amiibos for him. I think she was one of the mother's of one of the little kids he plays Pokémon with. That cracked me up because it was like Chris was a drug addict, finding someone to smuggle him his fix.|
Over the Internet
In 2017, he began attempts to socialize on Twitter with women he sees as potential gal-pals, including voice actresses from some of his favorite shows. His tweets seem to illustrate how he tries to fit into conversations - namely, that he likes to shoehorn in references to cartoons.
Doopie is a voice actress/animator for the YouTube channel Planet Dolan. Chris discovered the channel in August 2016 and took a liking to Doopie. He began frequently tweeting to her in 2017. His social awkwardness in full display, he has tweeted to her on the subjects of poop, his hatred of online dating, and he has tried to hit on her by quoting his "I’m Done Adulting" My Little Pony T-shirt.
In June 2017, Chris began to pledge on Doopie’s Patreon. A Like on her post, which is hidden behind a paywall, implies that Chris is pledging $25 per month to her. He has also paid her $25 for a commission to serve as a profile picture. Chris began throwing that money at her in the midst of the Financhu Crisis, and he quickly resorted to begging people on Facebook for $50, ostensibly to help him and his mother.
Doopie is fully aware of Chris’s online reputation, and sees him as just another customer, as she explained:
|I've been following the "Chris chan" saga since the beginning. I know everything that (s)he's done. And yeah, it's pretty shitty, but what other people have done to him/her as been pretty shitty too. I'm also just not the type of person to turn someone away when they're being nothing but kind to me. It may be a fake, it may be a show, but I'm not emotionally invested in this enough to really care.
(S)he's paid me to do a commission, and is a patron on my patreon, and as a woman of business, I'm going to treat him/her as every other commissioner and patron.
On 25 August 2017, Chris tweeted to LadyOfTheCosmo, a close friend of Doopie, on Twitter. He consequently got destroyed by her in an ensuing tweet war.
MLP voice actresses
Chris also enjoys tweeting to VAs from My Little Pony.
- Tara Strong
Apparently his favorite of the lot. Ironically, in 2013, a few years before Chris started tweeting to her, Tara publicly criticized Chris, saying:
|I don't think I've seen anyone put an ugly spin on something this outrageously for their own attention. Anyone who follows me know that I'm on a huge anti-bullying platform, and even wrote and produced a song about it.
All my "twolling" as we on Twitter call it is completely adorable and makes people smile. Christian's article makes me angry & disappointed. Hope I never meet the guy.
- Tabitha St. Germain
She blocked Chris's account on 3 August, explaining that it wasn't because of Chris, but rather the "swarm of trolls" that follow him when he tags her, which causes her Twitter feed to be flooded with spam. Chris created a sockpuppet account, NightStar2891, in order to evade her and DoopieDoOver's blocks. Despite Tabitha's warnings that she does not want to be tagged regarding Internet drama and that she would block anyone who did so, Chris chose to send her a 21-tweet message on 16 August, trying to convince her that he was a kind person who learns from mistakes and wanting to earn her friendship. Tabitha reacted by blocking the NightStar account as well.
- Cathy Weseluck
- Andrea Libman
Chris sent her a link to a video of him singing a Sesame Street song as the Christine Doll.
- Michelle Creber
- Jessi Nowack
Also known as Nowacking. While not a VA for the show itself, she does voice work for the show's fandom. On 26 August 2017, she posted a series of tweets on relationships and online dating. Chris commented on her tweets, praising her, as well as going off-topic to talk about his history of being trolled.
Later, on 27 August, Chris discovered that Nowacking had blocked him and lay blame on the weens for it. Nowacking herself has not commented on her reason for the block. Chris continued following her by using his NightStar2891 sockpuppet, although she later blocked that account as well.
Undeterred, Chris created a new sockpuppet account, TwiSparLicious, to follow her and others who had him blocked. Chris stopped following Nowacking on that account after Jessica Quinn temporarily broke up with him over Chris using TwiSparLicious.
In recent years, whenever Chris is interested in a nearby convention that has been organized and announced, and Barb doesn't get in the way, he will not fail to attend it. When Chris attends one of these conventions, Chris generally has a blast due to going outside and socializing with people instead of stalking people on the Internet and sitting around all day playing vidya. Another possible reason for Chris' appeal in conventions is the fact that he is surrounded by people with similar interests, therefore he is able to converse with them.
- Main article: Anime Mid-Atlantic
The first convention Chris has attended.
- Main article: OmegaCon
Chris attended OmegaCon in August 2015, 10 whole years after his visit to Anime Mid-Atlantic. He went alone and dressed up as Vinyl Scratch and attended a cosplaying contest that he lost. He went back the next year and attended all three days from winning a free ticket from the last year.
- Main article: BronyCon
As a devoted fan of My Little Pony, Chris attended the convention in August 2017. He wore the Medallion and brought the Christine Doll, as well as a rainbow wig (which was later subbed for a convention-bought pony horn with ears). He met Cathy Weseluck, a voice actress for the show, and had his photo taken with her.
- Main article: MAGfest
Chris attended in 2018.
- Main article: TooManyGames
In June 2018, Chris was able to attend Too Many Games after begging his audience to help finance his trip. Notably, he was thrown out on the second day for inappropriately touching multiple attendees.
- November 2016 Facebook posts#Barb pawns jewelry, Chris decides to join Patreon
- April 2017 Facebook posts#Chris explains why he won't get a job
- February 2017 Facebook Posts#Watching new Lego movies
- January 2017 Facebook Posts#Encouraging a friend
- August 2016 Facebook posts#Help me buy a Pokemon card
- 2017 tweets
- 2017 tweets#Poop
- May 2017 tweets#Ranting on online dating
- 2017 tweets#Hitting on Doopie
- July 2017 tweets#Resuming begging
- July 2017 tweets#Doopie knows about Chris
- February 2013 Facebook posts#Open Letter to Tara Strong
- NightStar2891 tweets#Twitter spam for Tabitha
- August 2017 tweets#Relationships and online dating
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