Gura became a hollow idol and I won't pretend this isn't the case. The whole last year has been a disaster. There is no consistency with her streams and most of the times it felt like she was just going through the motions, and though there has been a lot of other stuff ranging from covers to collabs it all felt and was soulless. The reason for this is just my rrat but I feel it strongly, and it's that Gura genuinely doesn't care anymore in a fundamental sense. She became too big to fail and is now a corporate idol, a celebrity, a product, a brand name, and she no longer feels the need to or even tries to connect emotionally with her audience. Somewhere along the way she lost all her appeal, but as usual for any streamer or celebrity most people are too afraid to call this out due to peer pressure. This years birthday celebration was pure shit. Yes I said it. Compare it to her first birthday and you'll see the sheer magnitude of a difference in the way she acts and how she interacts with us. I mean it, go watch the actual VOD and then watch the new one. If that doesn't convince you nothing will, because you're an idiot.
All this bullshit with collabs, cover songs or 3D stuff fails to deceive me. The simple fact is her streams, her actual streams have become worse and worse over time and this is coupled with either constant breaks or gaps. And when she does stream her heart simply isn't in it. I couldn't and do not give a single goddamn fuck about this offcollab bullshit either, because it's just another, ANOTHER reason for her not to stream. And no, I don't think that her collab stream(s)? were good or interesting at all. I don't even remember what they were about or with whom without looking it up. It's all just garbage, spam, and I see it as nothing more that yet another reason to not have proper streams while keeping us on alert by projecting an image that something is actually happening.
I have no idea what the fuck she's thinking. Is she genuinely convinced that this won't gradually come back to bite her in the ass? Does she think nobody noticed or sees the difference? The truth is even /vt/ is full of yesmen, but that just means her situation is even more precarious because yesmen will just disappear one day without even a peep. Is she really deluded about her success so much she doesn't realize she's standing on the edge of a massive fall? I could phrase all this in a thousand different ways but I'll try to put it this way:
>her streams feel dishonest and she is emotionally disengaged
>her attempts to fake being invested in her streaming and audience are blatantly obvious and it's very offputting
>she seems to not enjoy streaming at all anymore
>there is no schedule or consistency in her streaming and she tries to hide this with gimmicks
>nobody really gives a single fuck about offcollabs or side projects like sponsored games, cover songs etc. since these are supposed to be an ADDITION to her actual streaming and not the main focus
>she's grown incredibly distant from her audience and fully corporate, I strongly feel that she no longer has any feelings of gratitude, respect or love/friendship towards us.
>it's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when she went to shit, but it's been a whole year now
I don't care if you think I'm an anti or a SEAchimp, and I know you all think I'm just trolling or shitting in the thread but this is how I genuinely feel. Yes, I am membered to her for over a year now and my criticism is a desperate scream for the real Gura to come back. I am unhappy, disappointed and even mildly disgusted. Gura, get your shit together or you'll lose it all. And by God I have no idea what kind of bullshit is going on with your mind and it's a horrible thing to say, but I think the rest of EN has been a bad influence on you and you were a better person when you weren't so involved and friendly with them or anyone else. This is in stark contrast to one small chuuba I watch who is a suicidal menhera (and yet she drags her carcass to stream REGULARLY) who blossomed and became a better person through her interactions with her chat and other chuubas. With Gura the exact opposite happened and now I feel a kind of stench wafting off of her that has all the flavor of that basic bitch scent.