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Twitch Streamer Series- Part 31

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 31

Introducing yourself to a group of several strangers can be nerve-wracking whether it’s in person or on a computer screen. But these streamers have all hidden their nerves very well. Don’t believe me? Then you know what to do…go to their channels, follow them, and catch their streams, like this next streamer I am about to introduce you to.

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                          xMiniBergerx
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                        First two initials are JR last name is berger, I’ve been miniberger from birth
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                                     I needed something to do between my two work shifts I had huge blocks of time (10 am-3 pm and 8pm til bed) where I wasn’t doing anything. Then I fell in love with the creative community.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                            My friend had joined twitch the same week as me (VallaAzura) and we both started streaming Diablo 3 there. I moved to creative a week later.
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                     I started Mid-August 2016
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                             I am a Nanny as well, watching two families’ children. Their ages are 9, 12, and 13.
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                     Diablo 3, Borderlands 2, Subnautica, Batman Series, Portal Series,, Fallout Series, and Bioshock Series.
  8. What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                            Diablo 3, Golf with your friends, Jackbox, Borderlands, Portal and Life is Strange
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                              I am a big fan of D3, played since vanilla, I love starting over each season with new abilities. But I also love the story of Borderlands. I am a sucker for a good storyline.
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                             No, I studied Education and was a teacher first. This made streaming easy because I am used to talking to a group of mindless children (just kidding). I would say it took 3 to 4 months before streaming became comfortable. It is never easy.
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                       I try to run a calm easygoing channel filled with happiness, but I am always there if someone needs a person to talk to. My community is a Safe Space welcoming every type of snowflake. But were pretty ruthless with trolls.

 

Join this creative streamer/gaming streamer on her channel for a nice stream at twitch.tv/xminibergerx. I am sure you’ll find it another fun stream to be a part of and to join whenever she is streaming.

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Twitch Streamer Series- Part 23

Twitch Streamer Series- Part 23

Painting isn’t the only amazing project that streamers love to share with their viewers. This next streamer loves to do so many crafts that I doubt anyone would get bored with what she does. And the best part is she has her own Etsy shop to sell what she makes. Allow me to introduce you to her now.

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                     MissLelli
  2.  Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                  My sister is 7 years younger than me and she couldn’t say my name properly when she was little so she called me Lelli. It’s always stuck and my mom still calls it me now.
    I use it as my gaming name and online profiles and added ‘Miss’ if the name was taken.
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                               The creative community on twitch is truly amazing. Pretty much everyone I’ve met on there has been so supportive and encouraging to everyone. It really does make you want to give streaming a go.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                                I’ve been watching twitch since about 2013 ish. At first it was to watch league of legends tournaments but when twitch creative got announced, I became a lot more active on the site. I like that twitch has multiple categories, it’s nice to have everything in one place instead of having to go to one site to watch gamers and another site to watch artists.
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                        I did my first stream about a year ago but due to life getting in the way I’ve been very inactive. I’ve only done a handful of streams this year so far but now we’ve just moved to a new house, I’m planning on doing a lot more again once things have settled down.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                                 I’m actually a weird ‘mature’ student in University full-time. I’m about to start my degree in applied arts, which is a fancy name for making shizz. I also have a small Etsy store where I sell my handmade horror creations. Props, decor, key chains, accessories etc. And I stream the making and the progress of these items.
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                 I used to be big on mobas and mmorpgs but lately I’ve just been kicking back playing chill games. I love Stardew Valley. I was watching Concerded Apes blog since the game was in the very early development stages. I used to love Harvest Moon but Stardew is my number 1 game to play on steam. I also really enjoy playing the Nintendo switch, my favorite games on there are Mario Kart and Arms and I can’t wait to play Splatoon 2.
  8. What is your favorite thing to create on stream?                                                                                   As a huge horror freak, I must say that’s it’s got to be anything that I sculpt for my Etsy shop. I do also crochet as well as other crafts and forms of art but sculpting is my favorite. I mostly use super sculpey for my sculpts as I get more details in the piece. I like to get a reaction from people with my horror art even if people come into the stream and ask about my projects then say it’s gross, I’m happy because after all horror isn’t supposed to be pretty.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                                 Stardew valley is the game I recommend the most. I just simply love that game! There’s farming, fighting, fishing, friend and family making, all the Fs you’ll need. Mario Karts has been a firm fave of mine since I first played it on the snes and the newest one doesn’t disappoint. Other games I love are – Fantasy Life on 3DS, Arms and Splattoon are both fun friendly competitive games on Nintendo, Fran Bow and Year Walk are two really cool horror point and click games on steam and then last but not least, Recettear and Chantelise are by the same company, on steam and so rock solid. They make Lelli rage / cry in a corner. They are fun, check them out if you like RPGs.
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                              Yes, I’ve suffered from anxiety since I was a young teen and the idea of talking to people, I don’t know scares, the crap out of me. But the community in twitch creative is so welcoming and after 10 mins of streaming I forget why I was scared. It still happens now and again for me, if I over think about going live I end up making myself sick. The first time I had a big host, the lovely PrendorianCrap came over with 50 viewers and I completely buggered it up. I didn’t know what to do or say and I felt guilty for being a wasted host for her. I just froze. But you live and you learn and like I said there are some awesome people on twitch who have really made me feel more comfortable with it and confident about my art.
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                           If you haven’t ventured over to the creative side of twitch yet then you definitely should come and check us out. After all, most of us there are just gamers/geeks/nerds/what have you that are showing off our creative sides. I know my art isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but there’s so many talented artists on twitch, it’ll be a shame to not pop by and say hi to at least one you like the look of.

 

Yes, please go say hi and check out her channel at twitch.tv/misslelli to see her creative side. And if you ask her nicely, she may give you information to her Etsy shop.

Twitch Streamers Series- Part 22

Twitch Streamers Series- Part 22

Art is another way to one’s soul whether you make art yourself or if you admire it at an art gallery or even while watching and supporting a Twitch Streamer. Here is another wonderful streamer who loves to create art with her hands as well as enjoys the art of game playing.

 

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                       greeyzone (yes all lower cases – that’s important)
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                    Mainly, I happen to grow up with two nationalities – not by law, but I was joining a foreign community from kindergarten on and during school. So I learned another culture while being with my own at home. That has since the age of 12 or 13 made me question my identity ever since. Am I the one, my parents taught me – Or am I the one, which I have been included in? I speak both languages fluently and I know both cultural traditions. But where does that place me? It places me in a grey zone of things.                                                                        As you move on in life and evolve with age, I figured a lot of other things fitted into this name as well. I have always been the awkward kid in school. I always wore my own idea of fashion, which never fitted into the current one. I always was the weird social one, who just randomly mentioned something off-topic from the deepest of my mind. Haha, I caught a lot of weird looks in my life so far – so to say.                                                                                                          Also I am the middle child, I have two brothers. Anyone, who’s the middle child knows, how invisible you can get sometimes. I got away with a lot of trouble.                                                                                                                                                    And that’s where my nickname basically comes from. Oh yes, and when I first made it a long time ago, long before Twitch, the simple “greyzone” was taken, and instead of it turning into “greyzone2” I still wanted it to look neat. So I basically stretched the E. And it has proven to be quite unique nickname through platforms. Xbox, Twitch, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Steam, Gmail, Snapchat… I am pretty sure if you find a greeyzone somewhere, chances are high, that it is me 🙂
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                              I have been following a lot of creative people on YouTube and I am also fascinated by some Vlogs. One of my favorite YouTuber’s at that time was streaming on Twitch. And I was so truly fascinated by watching her paint and interact with her audience – LIVE! She was talking so much about stuff I am used to hear in vlogs – and more. So after that I just explored the Creative area of Twitch and saw so many other artists showing their traditional art skills in front of people and having a good time. Some focused on the art itself, some focused more on the community. You can basically do whatever you want.            And the Creative Monster in me was always knocking on the door, asking to get out. So Last year I decided, I am going to start streaming Creative myself to keep me practicing and keep my creativity flowing all over the place. Also I wanted to be among like-minded people, I wanted to practice art, to talk about it and to watch other people doing art. And I haven’t regret it since.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                            I didn’t really know any other streaming website at that time. YouTube has not launched their live-feature either and Twitch has been creative only – there wearing all the great browsing options that you can find today. I really liked the community and I was in panels, where we could discuss Twitch Creative development and features with some of the Twitch Staff. I felt heard and I felt seen. I felt like my opinion mattered and made an actual impact.          I have had so many viewers visiting my stream since I started, who had a locked up Creative Monster as well and dared to let it out. They either started streaming themselves, or they kept me up to date with their creative progress. It is really loving to see all this shared interest of ours.                                                             I feel like the Creative community on Twitch is very supportive and respectful too. We barely have “trolls” or “haters” coming around, like they do in the gaming area. It gives you a lot of confidence with your art progress or what you paint. No one ever said to me on Twitch, that my produced art looks like shit (other than myself.)
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                    I have been streaming Creative since 1st of April 2016 and recently added some gaming too, I think since February 2017. But my main focus will always be Creative.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling my readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                                I started streaming, when I was unemployed after University. But since then I got a full-time job within IT, Marketing and Communication. I started out streaming 3 times a week, but could feel it was difficult to maintain after I got a job. Now I am only streaming Creative on Sundays and my community knows that.
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                      Well, since I am quite new to the gaming part I can say I like Ark, Minecraft, Destiny, Far Cry Primal. I still appreciate the game’s creative work, sometimes I enjoy Indie games too.                                                                                                       When it comes to Art I started out with painting acrylic paintings and have now evolved a big interest in watercolors too.
  8. What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                              Well I always appreciated the social aspect of gaming, when it comes to streaming. I would always prefer a game that I can play with others in Voice more than playing only me. Even Minecraft, which might be quite boring to watch, can be quite exciting, if you have the right people around for entertainment.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                                Oh yes, I love this little Indie game “Leo’s Fortune” (which is the only game I ever played through) … The graphics are really nice and I like the puzzle-effect it has in each level to move on. Also the story is quite funny.                                      Same goes for “Unravel”, that game is really really pretty. And I like the gameplay and navigation of it. You are basically a yarn-bundle who has to find the way back home. And you use the yarn to hang, swing or jump around and things. It is really cute.                                                                                                              Then there is “The Cave” where you have to solve puzzles too, while a main Voice comments how retarded you are – it is really hilarious.
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                          Oh god I remember…. I think when I first started streaming, I was streaming a couple of days in a row. And I barely talked for the first 10 hours until someone actually approached me in chat and asked stuff i could answer. To this day today I am still a quiet creative streamer. But when the chat runs, I can talk a lot. I feel the “empty-talking-to-noone” is easier in gaming. There you basically can think out loud of your in-game choices and experiences. But in Creative it is also okay to stay silent for a while, when painting or being creative in other ways.
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                             I am a creative gentle soul and very helpful. Come stop by on Sundays 4 pm CET and chill out with me. If you need help with some things, if it’s creative or technical I am always around to help out and to share my experiences. I am very aware of keeping peace in my community and trying to get everyone along with my vision. I don’t care about gender, nationality or age. If you want to just paint or draw with me, I am delightful to help u out or see what u have been working on. Since starting streaming and letting my Creative Monster out I have been through a lot of trial-and-error of bots, settings, art supplies, paper choices, drawing techniques (the list is long)… I am still learning (and sharing all my knowledge if you like it or not) and also open for new suggestions.

 

Definitely show her your support by heading into her channel at twitch.tv/greeyzone and have a great time.

Twitch Streamers Series- Part 21

Twitch Streamers Series- Part 21

I can’t wait to introduce you to the next streamer, who does play games in her free time but her streams are AMAZING and of her drawing and painting. As I had said before, Twitch isn’t all about gaming, they are also about creative streams, music, talk shows, and other great channels. And I get to introduce you to one streamer who is in one of the other channels.

 

  1. What is your Twitch name?                                                                                                                     PixieAtLarge, at your service, madam curtsies That’s actually my name pretty much everywhere online.
  2. Is there a special reason you chose that name?                                                                                   Well… The Pixie part is something my mom used to call me. She said I look like one, and I’ve always had a bit (okay a lot a bit) of a mischievous nature, so when it came time to name myself, seemed an obvious choice. The At Large part.. well. Pixie is always taken. And when I’m on-line, I feel a lot freer, like I’ve escaped from a very small world into a bigger one. So, I’m at large.
  3. Why did you become a Twitch Streamer?                                                                                             Accidentally! It wasn’t planned. I didn’t join Twitch and think “oh, I can totally do this, yeah. I’m going to be a Streamer.” In fact, although I tend to be an outgoing person, I feel a bit uncomfortable in the spotlight. BUT, I started showing my art to people, many of whom wanted to know how I did the Things. A surprising amount of people suggested I start streaming, and while I wasn’t totally comfortable with the idea, I would LOVE to make a living strictly with my art, one day. So, after some thought, Twitch seemed like a good way to start going about that.
  4. Why did you choose to stream for Twitch?                                                                                         It seemed the obvious choice. I’d made a lot of friends on Twitch before I started streaming, and I was a well-known regular in a lot of cool people’s streams. For whatever weirdo reason… people seem to like me.
  5. How long have you been a streamer?                                                                                                   4 months. I’m pretty newb still.
  6. Do you only stream or do you have another job? If you are comfortable in telling by readers, what is your other job?                                                                                                           I have all the jobs. I work full-time as a cook in a fairly upscale restaurant, I take a lot of art commissions on the side, and OF COURSE I am a mother to two wonderful sons. I… don’t sleep much.
  7. What are your favorite games to play?                                                                                                    I have a soft spot for indie games of all sorts, and fun casuals I can play with friends. I guess I most often play non-horror survival games and story driven RPGs.
  8.  What are your favorite games to stream?                                                                                                ART. I don’t stream games. No one needs to see my trash game play… tho my commentary can be pretty funny.
  9. Do you have any games that you would like to recommend to my readers to play and why?                                                                                                                                                            Anything by Bioware. I’m Bioware Trash, fight me. Other than that? The Long Dark and Seraph are two of my favorites. The Long dark is just you and your wits against the Canadian wilderness in the dead of winter, and I like that. Seraph is just pure fun. You flip around shooting hoards of demons in the face… what’s not to love?
  10. Was it hard to talk to your viewers when you first became a streamer? How long before you became at ease with streaming?                                                                                             Not at all. I’m GOOD at talking. It’s one of my fave things to do. It also helps that the majority of people who stop by my stream are people I know well, and who want to see me succeed. Streaming art also helps, because I’m not trying to add to pre-made content, I’m creating content from scratch. So if I have nothing to say, there’s still the art, and it does a pretty good job speaking for itself. To be fair though, I’m still not completely comfortable streaming, even though it’s been a very positive experience, so far. It’s a bit nerve-wracking knowing people are… watching you.
  11. Would you like to tell my readers anything else about yourself or your channel on Twitch?                                                                                                                                                         Welp. I do a variety of art in a variety of media, there’s always something different! And I’m always happy to help out beginning artists with advice and support. It’s a chill, supportive place, and we love new faces! ALSO, that they should check out the Oxymorons streaming community for actual awesome people. Mostly game streamers, but all super cool!

 

Her art is definitely beyond amazing!!! Please do go and watch her streams and see for yourself how talented she is at twitch.tv/pixieatlarge. You won’t be disappointed.