Hey all, it’s been a while. Rather than try and encapsulate 2 months into 1 I’m going to mainly focus on March.
A few things from February though…
I had an article go up on Kotaku: My Grandiose Quest To Play (and Love) FIFA’s Most Underappreciated Teams. Which involved me breaking down those elaborate region based FIFA tournaments I do with my brother Edwin and explaining the beauty of FIFA (18): it connects us with those around us and the world at large.
I had another article go up on Nerd Much: The Value of Finishing Video Games You Don’t Like where I shared my experiences finishing games I’m not crazy about, what I got out of that, and how this doesn’t mean I finish every game I start (an important distinction).
I GOT A GAMING PC
That’s right; that’s right. It finally happened and wow this has already drastically improved my life. So many more video games are available right at my finger tips and (perhaps more importantly) editing/video recording is so much smoother.
I bought a Cyber Power PC AMD Ryzen 5 1600X which you can watch me unbox on my channel. I linked everything I purchased, in detail, in the description.
Speaking of YouTube
Things have been going great. I’m almost at 250 subscribers so make sure you’ve subscribed if you haven’t already.
I finally got around to doing my 100+ subs celebration (an ask me anything video):
For 200 subs I’m doing a room tour. I already recorded the footage: I just have to edit it together.
Lastly, I had my first ever guest on the channel! My brother came through: he gifted me a surprise gift from Kickstarter. The Brawler 64 Gamepad aka a N64 controller with modern updates. We open it up, give first impression, and play it to get a feel for how it actually controls. I loved doing this collab. We got almost 500 views on this video, 23 likes, and a lot of comments so I’m happy to say the community loved it too.
Speaking of Collabs
I guested on Nintendo Domain Podcast again. This Nintendo podcast has such a great cast of guys. Conversations always feel relaxed and well balanced so if you’re a Nintendo fan definitely check this out.
This time around I talk about Kirby.
I also featured on We The Nerdy’s Gamer Cast for the first time.
Sean Capri, the host of this podcast, reached out to me to collab. That’s when I went through the archives of his show and I have to say: WOW. He has so much energy. He’s a quirky passionate person and his podcast is definitely a must listen. I was so inspired going through the archives and hearing him talk to other creatives. You can check out my guest feature here.
Lastly, I guested on The Bad Bit Show podcast
and talked about what it’s like being a woman trying to make it in the industry (among other things).
You may have already noticed but I completely updated this site thanks to some work from my friend Katherine and my Ally Almore. Katherine does 2D art for fun and Ally is a professional photographer in Chicago, IL.
Katherine designed some logos. Here is the one you can find on the website.
And this one is used for other platforms:
Headquarters Beercade photshoot
You can see those photos across my platforms online but here are a few you might’ve missed/that I may not have used yet. For more of Ally’s work you can check out her website.
Patreon is going strong
I gained 2 new folks on Patreon and one of my Patrons raised their pledge! If you’re not familiar with my work on Patreon you can watch this video:
I’m about $22 shy from doubling my video output. Yay!
- 2 videos for The Bulletin, a series I’m running on Nerd Much’s YouTube channel
- More articles for Nerd Much.
- My first ever convention! The Midwest Gaming Classic
- Reviews on my channel
What I’m Playing
- Kirby Star Allies
To keep up with the games I’m playing, have played, etc check out my Grouvee page.