Life Update: Holy crap, am I an adult?

I will try to make this post as short as possible because I’m sure the last thing you want to do is read a wall of text.

The bullet points!

  • I stream at twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice It’s a lot of fun. I have a small following (almost 500 followers! =D)
  • I started up a Patreon for those who wanted to donate to the stream. I veered from Paypal because I heard a bunch of horror stories about it. The content I produce from my livestreams is essentially highlights (funny/scary moments) that are entertaining to people.
  • Because Patreon has been set up, a friend of mine said that I should create a fictitious firm name so that will help track funds, make sure I file taxes as appropriate, etc…
  • Y’all know me. Community is important to me. The feelings of friendship, camaraderie, and just knowing you guys have a good time whenever I stream and make my videos are the sole reasons why I even do this stuff at all.
  • So I did a thing.

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That’s you guys! The community associated with GeekyFriedRice will now be known as the GeekyFriedRice Guild! I’m using #GFRGuild on Twitter and Twitch and it feels pretty good. Never did I think this would be something I would do in my life. I just play video games for the hell of it and it became something more than that over the last 4 years. I started streaming for Extra Life and my first stream was LITERALLY a camera being pointed at my TV. I had no idea what I was doing. But here I am and I finally found a home for friends, Twitch regulars and new followers to hang out and just have fun.

I have some other extra stuff in the works, but I wanted to say thank you to you all. And btw, fun fact, GeekyFriedRice was thought up by my buddy @BuckeyeDon. Double thank you to you, sir.

That’s it for now!

Less than three you!

You asked how you could support, so I created a Patreon

Over the years, I have come to love livestreaming video games and creating highlights from those streams. My overall goal in life is to create a community where being nerdy and geeky is accepted and required. A big piece of that community is creating fun videos for people to enjoy.

I started streaming about four years ago, and my first livestream was for charity. I played a Resident Evil game in hopes of raising donations for my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital via the Extra Life program. I raised $300! My livestream was literally a camera being pointed at my TV. Of course, streaming has since become easier and more convenient especially with consoles, but I would like to create videos of better quality.

Right now, I have a simple set up. I have my couch, my consoles (I do have an ambition to include PC gaming in the future), and thanks to leftover gift card funds and selling some old equipment, a Yeti mic.

Supporting my Patreon means that you will be helping me to obtain not only better equipment, and an upgraded setup, but games in general that will be the first step to creating these streams and highlights. As I am beginning this journey, my campaign will be set up so that any funds dedicated to this Patreon will only be accepted once I create something. After all, I feel that this is the best way to earn your support.
Streaming and making these videos is fun for me and will always be something that I do because I love it, so it means the world that some of you have expressed interest in donating to that passion.  I have turned to Patreon to give you that option to help. A common practice for streamers is to set up a donation button via Paypal on their profiles, but I know many others have opted to use Patreon instead. Using this program allows me connect more with people who pledge and I can also offer rewards as tokens of thanks for their pledges. I am and will forever be grateful for each pledge that comes in.

Thank you for hearing me out in my crazy, little adventure.

Keep on gaming!
Jackie
twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice
youtube.com/geekyfriedrice