I’m not 43 yet, so it’s not about me, but I’ll be soon, so I wish it was about me :)
I always wanted to stream. Not because I want to make money out of it, but because I enjoy talking about games and most of my friends don’t really play a lot.
This lady, though, started to Twitch in January 2021 and has a lot of fun, apparently:
Echoing from some cavernous depth I thought I’d sealed off years ago, the voices came, whispering every negative comment I ever received in 20 years of games journalism: “She’s not funny.” “Who does she think she is?” “This is why girls shouldn’t play games.” “What kind of dickhead gives Sonic the Hedgehog 4 a 9 out of 10?” (Fair.) But there, in the chat windows popping up on my screen, were new voices. Keep going, they said. You can do it. There were lots of laughing emojis and smiley faces. I started to relax, realising that it didn’t really matter that I was rubbish at the game. This wasn’t about skill, it was about people with a shared interest having a laugh. At me, mainly, but still – a laugh’s a laugh, as all attention-craving comedians (read: all comedians) know.
I want this!