Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka is the 40-something founder of dead comedy forum Something Awful and prolific game streamer. Something Awful was a highly influential site in the early 2000s and arguable the origin of modern meme culture, but due to chronic mismanagement and neglect, the site has been doomed to obscurity. Still, there still remains a good deal of people on the site who retain goodwill towards Lowtax and currently fund his Patreon to the tune of $9000 per month (down from $15,000 at its peak). In a shadow of its former self, SA is now known more for being a hive of crazy trannies and commies.
Since founding SA, Lowtax has been riding on the coattails of its success. He has never worked another job, hence his need to e-beg. On the other hand, he did have some romantic success. He married a highly religious Asian woman and had two daughters with her, but they later divorced.
Currently Lowtax has drawn some attention to himself for his marital troubles with Ashli, a Canadian woman who he married about five years ago and has another daughter with. Ashli is currently in a domestic violence shelter with their daughter hiding from Lowtax, while Lowtax claims that he never abused her and that Ashli is stealing their daughter.
On the other hand, Lowtax has been seen spending time with Logan Day, a 25-year-old woman from Utah with BPD. Lowtax claims that he and Logan are just business associates who are working together to turn around the image of SA with Logan's strategic marketing skills. Time will tell if they will be able to turn the forums around…