As a short precursor, my past experience with this particular streamer came when they were streaming under a different name. Shortly before Autumn this year, she decided to completely revamp her entire channel to become a Vtuber, deleting all of her past clips, broadcasts, and anything else that may reveal her physical appearance. Going forward, I will detail my experiences primarily with their prior identity, but note that such is no longer the case, at least in appearance.
Earlier in the year, I played quite a bit of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. I quite liked the game, considering it among my favorites, if not the favorite of mine from the franchise. As such, I lingered within the game category on Twitch, finding anyone that could provide some fun background noise with it. I ended up finding that and quite a bit more.
Introducing (now known as) lunriilu. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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The events that shape my history on Twitch have begun to slow. Since making a home on the site back in late 2020, I’ve sort of exhausted the positive effects of connecting with people as my life begun to turn inward. Though the decline was inevitable, I still carried on with my habit of searching game categories and picking out streamers that looked interesting to me.
August of 2022. Soon I would turn 29, yet my life was slowly dwindling as my jobhunt continued fruitless. On a whim, I felt the urge to discover, so I went down the Super Mario Sunshine rabbit hole. It’s had good results in the past. A face would greet me then, one with a sort of simplistic filter that highlighted the shades and color of the human head. Triggering a “This person has some semblance of knowledge on how to stream,” sensation, I dove in.
Introducing Mondo16bit. (← Link to his Twitch channel.)
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The prior entry was a substantial step back from current times. With today’s subject, we’re at the very least within the current year. Ironically enough, how I stumbled upon this streamer and the one linked prior was the same: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. (Might be one of my favorite games to watch.)
Mid-July. It’s been several months since I became unemployed and desperately searching for something to ease the bleeding of my finances. Discouraged from the lack of opportunities, I again turn to Twitch to find something entertaining to distract me from my pessimism. Usually, avatars are more likely to pull me in to a stream, but there was a particular whimsy to one streamer’s name that had me hooked just from the absurdity of it.
Introducing MollyNotTheDrug. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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Let’s go back in time. Not too far, but just enough to make one think that it could have felt like yesterday: August of 2021. Just over a year ago, I did what I occasionally like to do while on Twitch and browsed game categories to see who might be playing some of my favorites. It’s a tad more commonplace nowadays, but seeing a blue-haired anime girl with a flashy smile was certainly more rare to me than random-meme-image-number-8945. I gave it a click.
T’was rough. Clearly had a time and a half trying to get everything situated, the model was a little janky, and the overlay was sort of a bleach for the eyes. Despite this, the host was cheerful and almost naively energetic, a youthful innocence and endearment that had left my soul for some decade or so. I immediately assumed she was a child. (Still not entirely convinced she isn’t.) As a sort of shrug that conveyed a laissez-faire attitude, just before disaster, I clicked the “follow” button.
Introducing CraftyKaname. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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In my last post, I mentioned early on that in the fourth quarter of 2021, only two people I ended up following remain followed to this day. Conveniently enough, today’s shoutout target was the second survivor… barely.
Late December. My Christmas spirit was in full swing just days away from the big day. On a lazy afternoon, a few weeks removed from leaving my full-time job at KeenGamer, I came upon a rarity: someone playing New Pokémon Snap on Twitch. Humorously enough, I never saw a single snap.
Instead, the streamer was in the middle of some sort of aside… I think. Her lovely gobbo-model taking up a majority of the screen with chat right next to her. It was a glorified Just Chatting stream, categorized in another (likely absentmindedly). And though I came in hoping for some relaxing gameplay, the streamer ended up amusing me with the help of her bombastic community.
Introducing HazeO3O. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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Looking back on the tail end of 2021, it was a relatively uneventful time for me on Twitch. Some tentative follows here and there, though many of them have since become unfollowed. Spanning from late August to New Year’s Eve, only two streamers I chose to follow are still followed. As I’m sure you could guess, one of those two are the subject of today’s post.
Recently removed from watching someone stream Kalos Crystal for the first time, I was in a bit of a Pokémon hype mode. Seeking out streamers playing various (older) Pokémon titles, a bright orange overlay appealed to the eye. A Platinum Nuzlocke with a nifty streaming set-up, providing a colorful trek into an otherwise muddy first gym town. What began as a search for nostalgic Pokémon sights and sounds ended up a discovery of personified Vitamin C.
Introducing Citrusine_. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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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.)
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Now we’ve arrived in June, and it’s very, very close to present time. Playing through Metroid Prime 3 ever so slowly, my Metroid fascination was still in high gear—this was even before the Nintendo Direct at E3! I wanted to watch more Metroid Prime, so I went looking for someone to watch to fill that urge. Always how these things start.
One streamer had a very “mechanical” name, complete with retro-esque icon that appealed to my old-man taste. A sort of simplicity that harkened to the very basics of games: having fun and beeps n’ boops. Joining in for the first time, they were pretty far into the game. As a veteran player, however, I immediately went into “guide mode” and watched intently as they tried to figure out the mechanisms present. One stream turned into two, and now it has well exceeded double digits.
Introducing GameJoyPod. (← Link to his Twitch channel.)
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Around the time of its release, I was looking forward to seeing if New Pokémon Snap would be worth the very long wait. Roughly a week after release, I was basically finished with the game—completing the main campaign and replaying levels aplenty. That did not diminish the interest in watching the game be played, however. All throughout May, Twitch streamers flooded the category with expected enthusiasm.
Around that same timeframe, I was leisurely browsing the category when a colorful Twitch icon caught my eye. Reminiscent of a cozy, intimate style one would find in an indie title featured in a Wholesome Direct presentation, I was immediately enticed to click. Within moments, what greeted me was an auditory onslaught of sweetness and tranquility, the likes I’ve never heard (outside ASMR).
Introducing JellyEllieFishes. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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Disclaimer: Hair color is subject to change roughly every couple months. It is currently pink. The image within the cover may change by the time this releases. The Twitch icon has changed three times since April.
For whatever reason, Mario games tend to introduce me to a lot of streamers. In this case, it ended up being Super Mario Galaxy. You just can’t go wrong with any mainline 3D Mario game, y’know? Going through the category at random (another recurring theme), I came across a sea of lovely blue… hair. It caught me off guard—people generally don’t have blue hair. Curious, I clicked.
Something was immediately off. The vibe, the mood; whatever it was, there was an obscure aura about it. Wasn’t bad, only different. An energy subdued, but wittiness in place. Quietly bizarre and just a tad funny, complete with an unreadable host. I was intrigued, so I gave this blue-haired bozo a tentative follow. It’s no longer tentative.
Introducing verydarian. (← Link to her Twitch channel.)
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