My initial round of Twitch streamer shoutouts came in July of last year. At the time, I had been following close to thirty people—unfortunately, about a third of those people have since become unfollowed. Though with time comes new opportunities; to discover streams and streaming personalities that wind up giving you fulfilled motivation as to why you use Twitch in the first place.
If you’ve been here long enough, you know that I love me some Donkey Kong Country. A childhood staple and, reportedly, the first game I ever played. Sadly, browsing the franchise on Twitch doesn’t normally get a lot of hits, so I’ve been left ape-less for long spurts of time. Sometimes, though, you find that right person at the right time who provides the flair reminiscent of the fun that the Kongs get into with each game. The end of August was the start missmorri.
Introducing MissMorri. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
To uncover the blinds and let the light in early, MissMorri is a streamer I’ve been wanting to make a post on for quite some time. Though I’ve only been attending their streams for about five months now, they already have that “mint condition” quality to them that tricks the mind into believing one’s been following for much, much longer. Perhaps that can be attributed to the relative lack of streams (two per week, rarely over three hours long), which in turn allows me to attend quite often.
That initial Donkey Kong Country (2) stream was among those rare moments on the platform that had the streamer make an incredible first impression. Initially intrigued by the colorful Vtuber model, their voice was also rather unique. Somewhat raspy, perhaps “beaten down” with age and use. Almost cartoon-y, like what you’d hear from a Cartoon Network show on a slow afternoon.
But tone was everything. Calm and collected, while also tinged with an inquisitive curiosity that absorbed any and all messages from chat like precious texts of old. Atmosphere like a high school clubroom—agreeable and friendly and cheerfully rambunctious. Sometimes, individual streamers foster a community with a distinct feeling; you know that when you visit [insert streamer here], you’re going to get this kind of vibe. I was able to interpret MissMorri’s community from the first stream I attended.
How intriguing a community it is, as well. Smaller in size, but incredibly tight-knit. Morri has less than 150 followers on Twitch, yet has an abundant number of regulars that always ensure there is a conversation going, information floating around, or ragging on her occasional miscues. This only helps the “high school clubroom” vibe—the same people almost always in attendance discussing things with similar levels of fervor.
I’ve spent a little time discussing her voice in a general sense. What I have yet to divulge is her penchant for voice acting. Right in the About Me page, she makes it known that she has the vocal chops and vigor to act whatever text may appear onscreen. The game selection for most streams (Nintendo and indie-heavy) are likely selected with this in mind. (Maybe.)
Passion in people is something that will always be admirable to me. When she voice acts, she goes all-out. There are specific voices that she tends to favor, but inflection, mood, improv; these things and more are all taken into consideration within the context of the scene. No reading, genuine acting. And that makes the streams all the more fun, all the more immersive with a game that, perhaps, I’ve never seen before. To be able to enter the world through the effort of the streamer to help the transition.
Though it also helps that her general interest in games tends to be quite similar to mine. In the time I’ve spent following, she’s played Donkey Kong Country 2, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Deltarune, Sonic Adventure 2, Mario Party Superstars, Donut County, Splatoon 2, Ib, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Most of these titles are ones I’ve played and enjoyed at various points in my life.
Of course, Twitch streams can provide ample communication on top of riveting entertainment. Again, right from the first stream I attended, there seemed to be an earnest interest in my input from Morri. She invited me into conversations, asked me questions pertaining to the topic, and appeared frustrated that she couldn’t pronounce my username. I even ended up sharing the names of my pokémon from my recent Silver playthrough with the chat. Never thought that would be something I would share, but such is the nature of these streams.
To this day, that enthusiasm holds. Being able to play with her and her friends in multiplayer games is always great fun. Even watching the chaos ensue onscreen while lurking remains an auditory treat, especially if Morri is given the opportunity to perform her talents. With a balanced mixture of interest in the stream subjects, a warm community, and an inviting host, there’s practically nothing to dislike. It’s almost the pinnacle of what I want in a Twitch stream, effortlessly provided from someone who rarely ever advertises. That morri could you want?
Only five months have passed, yet it’s like I’ve been there from the start (she’s been streaming for over(?) two years). With time, maybe I may as well have been.
And she is one of now only four streamers who consistently pronounce my name correctly.
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