Lately I’ve been really fascinated with Twitch streamers and different things you can do with your stream. It’s one of those things that I wish I was more consistent with and I’m going to try to be more consistent very soon. With the release of Destiny 2 on Sept. 6th and the release of NHL 18 shortly after on Sept. 15th, I’m planning to dedicate a lot of my time to streaming. At the very least I’m hoping to stream 3 times a week, but with how much time me and my friends will be putting into Destiny 2, I have a feeling it will be more often than that.
Streaming is a pretty fun and great concept that I’m happy is becoming more and more popular. I remember when I was younger, I would love just having family or friends sit next to me while I play games. Obviously if it was a multiplayer game we would play together, but a lot of my friends and I were into single player games like RPGs. It was always fun playing the latest Final Fantasy with your buddy beside you helping guide you or just appreciating the game for it was. Those were some of my favorite moments gaming when I was growing up.
Now, all you need is a streaming service like Twitch and you can play your games with a whole audience of people watching. I love tuning in to other streamers and watching them play. DizzyKitten and Smashley are two of my favorites because they’re always very upbeat and engaging with their viewers. Since I’m playing a lot of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds lately, I’ve really enjoyed watching Summit1g and DrDisRespect. “The Doc” as his viewers call him, is easily one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever seen and it really adds to the atmosphere of his streams.
Playing video games for a living, whether it’s as a pro player or a professional streamer would be an absolute dream come true for me. So I’m going to try to put in the work to make it happen. Success as a streamer is probably more likely for me, as I think pro gaming is something I would struggle with. Outside of NHL games, I really don’t consider myself a great gamer. Even in NHL games, I know there is a lot of room to improve and I am by no means the best. Streaming on the other hand, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of different types of streamers. Obviously having skill helps, but as long as you’re entertaining to watch you can still find success.
Which could potentially be a problem, as I’m not a very talkative or outgoing person, but I feel that given the chance and being surrounded by my friends with their support while I do it, I know I can succeed. So I’m going to give it my best effort and see what happens. Having the right games should help. I know my play can appeal to NHL fans and I know my interaction and adventures with my friends in Destiny 2 could make for some entertaining content.
That being said, the obvious true dream here is to become a best selling author and hopefully one day get the Game of Thrones treatment for A Soldier’s Crest. When I see these people living their dreams and finding success in the things they love, it definitely motivates me. I don’t see why I can’t find success in both avenues and be a successful writer as well as a successful streamer/gamer. I haven’t lost sight of the book dream, that’s still the main goal. But at this moment in my life I need to pursue my dreams – as many of them as possible. I think I can do it!
Lastly, for this post, I wanted to talk about a Book Review I recently did on Amazon and Goodreads for Threatening Souls by Nicole Lambert. Ms. Lambert is a fellow author from The Polyethnic and her book is really, really great! I wish I was a faster reader or had more time as I’m planning to read through all of the Polyethnic titles. It took me quite a bit to finish Threatening Souls(in my defense, it is a 400+ page book lol) but I’m happy that I did. It’s story setting reminded me of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and the overall story had the same feel as The Magicians. Those are two of my favorite series so I was definitely into it and loved every minute of it. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t!
I’m trying to read the Polyethnic releases in order, so I’m doing Unhinged by Chani Lynn Feener next, but if you pick up Threatening Souls and enjoy it – know that there is a sequel out already called Bleeding Misery! I’ll be reading that in the future and writing a review for that as well when I get there.
That’s it for this post! I’ve mainly been setting up the stream, gaming(but not working toward any of those goals I previously mentioned…) and writing. Shorter Short Stories are still coming along as I piece together the parts of the next three I want to release. I’m back to playing Hearthstone(which I’ll post more about in my next update!) and just trying to find my way on this crazy planet. Until next time!
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I mentioned the original Shorter Short Stories, please check it out and give me some feedback! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX_5K…
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