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The same post also contains a link to a new twitter account, [https://twitter.com/unfavorablesem @unfavorablesem]. Nothing has been posted from this account yet.
 
The same post also contains a link to a new twitter account, [https://twitter.com/unfavorablesem @unfavorablesem]. Nothing has been posted from this account yet.
  
On April 24, 2019 discord user alexmagnus observed that the @unfavorablesemi twitter account had been deleted.
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On April 24, 2019 discord user alexmagnus observed that the @unfavorablesemi twitter account had been deleted/suspended.
  
 
==Posting patterns==
 
==Posting patterns==

Latest revision as of 13:35, 11 September 2019

@unfavorablesemi or @Unfavorablesem is a twitter account associated with the creator(s) of Unfavorable Semicircle.

Background and history[edit]

The original account[edit]

After the suspension of the original youtube channel, garbled text was discovered on the Google+ page linked with the terminated YouTube account. When decoded, this led to the Twitter account (and also contained a link to the now-defunct second YouTube account.

When discovered, the twitter account was posting a series named ♐EL. Other series would follow, namely ♐RIA, ♐LEE, ♐CAB, ♐MUL, an unnamed series, ♐NIL, ♐DEPTH, ♐POINT. There were also some non-series tweets.

Because of the nature of the platform, finding older material was difficult, and not all of the older series were fully preserved.

After the end of the ♐POINT series on February 13th, 2017 no further tweets were posted.

A "strange reset"[edit]

On September 15, 2017 a video named ♐RESET STRANGE YD was posted on youtube. Shortly after that, the unfavorablesemi YouTube channel, the stabilitory newing YouTube channel and the Twitter account were manually closed.

The reactivated account[edit]

On 3:48 PM EST, November 25th 2017 the @unfavorablesemi twitter account was re-activated. Given that a new twitter account can be opened with the name of defunct account by any user thirty days after the account was closed, it is unclear if the controller(s) of the account are now the same as previous or if they merely claimed an available username.

The reactivated account tweeted for the first time that same day, issuing a cryptic message that read AnXbE+>6N"DfSH(1&:

This account is most likely fake, as shown in the 4th Google Plus post.

Screencap of first tweet.png

(see November 25th tweet for more information.)

On December 6, 2017, the account began posting new videos in a short series named ♐FMI and a standalone video named ♐DDR DONE. It was followed on December 9th by a "double series" named ♐SECOND.

It remains unclear if the reactivated account is "authentic", although its content (especially the detailed composite generated by the ♐SECOND series) contains many familiar elements.

Not "REAL"?[edit]

The fourth G+ post contained a list of accounts that were designated as "♐REAL", listing "TW_@unfavorablesemiUNTL91517". This has been interpreted to mean that the original Twitter account was real until 9/15/17, the date of the Reset.

The same post also contains a link to a new twitter account, @unfavorablesem. Nothing has been posted from this account yet.

On April 24, 2019 discord user alexmagnus observed that the @unfavorablesemi twitter account had been deleted/suspended.

Posting patterns[edit]

Posts to the twitter account typically involve rapid bursts of uploads, followed by periods of inactivity. It is surmised that this is because of limitations on the maximum number of tweets allowed per day. (please elaborate!)

Unusual/unique tweets[edit]

  • On March 18, 2016, ♐REDLOC was "announced" (around the same same time it was posted to youtube) with a tweet consisting only of its title.

REDLOC announcement.png

Screencap of twitter account by reddit user SuckItWhoville

  • On March 19, 2016, a string of garbled text was tweeted (original link), reading:
Fpdsh {ävÈwuxh_xs359|wr⁰hq deohb|wubÍurprpËõ℥u₯vhtd⁰kbdvvøwv@wuxh_x{3©9hg$‖iqrqf&qrw sutil{hgb´ph@idoíh_x335$fd ugvbgudzhu,dxwþ brsgþ¹hq


2016-03-19 garbled tweet.png

Screencap of garbled tweet by reddit user SuckItWhoville

(see also the reddit discussion here and here on discovering and decoding that tweet via Caesar cipher.)

NYE text tweet.png

Posted on New Year's Eve, discovered to be a link to the new YouTube channel

Screencap of first tweet.png

First tweet of the post-reset account


"foffy-cotton"[edit]

Discord user extra has observed that the debug info in tweets from the reactivated account contain this information:

"source": "<a href=\"http://placehold.er\" rel=\"nofollow\">foffy-cotton</a>",

It is currently unclear to what what "foffy-cotton" is referring.