Rory, 18, known online as @twdreamie, told BuzzFeed News that she joined the Dream fandom in 2020 for that reason, as she was feeling lonely during the pandemic. “The more I looked at him, the more attached I got to him as a person, I think,” she said. “The parasocial relationship worked well with being away from school because it was like talking to someone without literally talking to anyone.”
And now she finally gets to see him. “In some ways I’m indifferent to it. I don’t think it will change my view of him, but I’m curious to see what he looks like,’ said Rory.
Dream’s anonymity has long been a core pillar of fandom, the inspiration for group chats, fan art, storytelling, speculation — and plenty of thirst.
“The faceless aspect gives the fandom something to share excitement about,” Carter said in an interview with BuzzFeed News earlier this year. “We’re all talking about what Dream might look like when it’s finally revealed.”
Sunniva, 17, has a fan account for Dream @kiss4dnf on Twitter and have been waiting for this news for quite some time. “I can’t believe it’s finally happening :)” she told BuzzFeed News in a text message on Wednesday.
“I’m very excited about the face reveal, but also quite nervous,” she said in an earlier interview. “It would be pretty nice to finally put a face on his voice.”
The revelation has been teased for months; the creator has used a reveal in the past to troll his fans. end of 2021, Dream promised a real reveal when UK-based YouTuber GeorgeNotFound moves to Orlando. GeorgeNotFound is part of Dream SMP, a collective of mostly Florida-based creators that Dream regularly streams. After many months of waiting, on Sunday, GeorgeNotFound Posted on Twitter, “I HAVE MY VISA.”