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One of the things that I enjoy about my online life is that it is both more organised and more productive than my real life. I often make things using my computer but never make things without it.
Some times I take a sit down and think about how my things are going. I have to say, at the moment things, in a creative sense, are very well.
Things that are going on:
Visual Novel I haven’t spoken about this too much recently because I worry that I maybe deeply boring but I’m slowly chipping away at the VN, drawing a few scenes each week and adding to the plot. I have decided that even though I fully intend to voice every line, its best done in bulk when I am 100% done with the script. I love how easy Renpy is to work with and I love spending time learning to draw generally, Aseprite is still a good tool that I am enjoying a great deal.
YouTube Channel I have literally NEVER missed an upload. 3 times a week like clockwork since I stopped doing a video a day a few years ago. Not sure if anyone else cares but I am pretty proud of that. At the time of typing this I have 6165 Subscribers and I appreciate how many people watch regularly.
Twitch I treat my Twitch streams as a hobby, not a serious commitment (I am a YouTuber firstly) and I have a blast streaming. I am sometimes low energy, sometimes high energy. Sometimes with friends. I try my best to to put on a ‘show’ so much as I try to hang out with the people that come and watch. The only time I’m fully in performance mode with streaming is the XPenguin podcast. Because of this I never stop enjoying the streaming but often life gets in my way a lot more than I would like and I have to skip evenings. I try not to beat myself up about it but it needs to be skipped some times for usually good reasons. At time of writing this I have 928 followers on Twitch. Given how relaxed and casual my streams are, I’m a little surprised that so many people press follow.
Community I love Community, making YouTube videos, streaming, hanging out in Discord/IRC - The people I have become friends with on the way have been my reward for all this stuff. Before I made the effort to begin making stuff I was pretty lonely. I spent many a night clicking away at games I didn’t care about watching TV shows to kill time. Now, all these years later, I am part of a community. I get to talk to the fiends I have met, talk to new people all the time. I get a bunch of email and comments from people and I feel like I’m constantly running out of time for things. The community of people that have come together around my video and streams have made my life measurably better. Thanks!
Patreon I find it hard to really ‘push’ the Patreon as it feels strange to be all like “Give me money… for… nothing… no, wait I mean, REASONS!” but I am going to try and mention it consistently at the end of my videos. To be honest, I mention it because I need the money for PC upgrades and other things I really can not afford (I am not a wealthy man, but I am a happy one) I hope this doesn’t bother anyone. Oh, and thank you so much to all the people who already support me. I mean it when I say that all support helps me a great deal and I really am grateful!
Well there we have it, that’s everything I wanted to sort of mull over now I have essentially reset the Blog here. sooooo…..
Future plans: Keep on doing what I’m doing. Have fun. Make new friends and get more views… because every new viewer could be a new friend one day :)
Thank you for taking the time to read (I dont proof read this…. just saying)