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“I just wanted someone who could make mistakes, because everyone is so perfect on Twitch it hurts. It hurts because I cannot be perfect and I just sometimes want to hear a single mistake,” she said jokingly in a phone interview with Lifewire. “I remember thinking at the moment I was searching, I was thinking ‘I can try it.’ I always live by that motto: if it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work…but it did, I guess.”
Her screen name, Hakumai, comes from the Japanese word for white rice. It was born out of her love for Kanji and just stuck. The streamer has amassed an audience of over 75,000 followers on the streaming giant over her three-year-long presence on the platform.