5 Clips From Apex Legends

So in this bit we will be looking at some great clips. Not like an affordable haircut, no. We will have a count down on some awesome and funny clips from the Apex Legends community!

These clips will be up in the air, from all seasons. But looking to the future, the 5 Clip articles will be covering games between the last article to the next. Also, Apex, will not be the only game covered, each write will have a general theme, or different game.

We are going to kick this off the same way many great stories do…with the one who got away. This first clip comes from B34TRO on Xbox One. Last on his squad and trying to break the storm, he runs into a team gatekeeping. Does he let this get him down? Well, yes but he got right back up, and out for a miraculous escape!

Gentlemen, sometimes, have to let them go, and sometimes they have to throw down their guns, and settle thing like…well, gentlemen. I have seen this in a couple of channels but never from someone who plays console. So let’s delve deep into the Dapper Dimension with Pixel Peet

Down to the final two squads and the spirit of an honorable duel is respected. One on one, no guns or quips just bare knuckle to bare knuckle!

Pixel Peet is a Twitch talent from the Mizu Gaming Organization. If you are oblivious to his greatness, now’s your chance to catch up.

As long as we are trying to be gentlemen here, we should acknowledge our gentlewomen as well! They deserve our respect just as much as the sirs, how could you not, after the next clip, from our own TinkoRoboto!

Tinko is on point with her Eva8 and Re45, for that 1, 2, 3 squad wipe on the old King’s Canyon. What makes this even more amazing is she was short a shield. Fantastic match start.

Speaking of King’s Canyon, a little while ago we were treated to a helping of the launch version of the map. Back to the old map with the old habits is Goku DBZ dropping hot in skull town with a pretty satisfying clip. Unlike the rest of these clips, Goku’s is trimmed to shorten time between kills, we just wanted to show the climb from bare knuckle to geared to kill leader. Enjoy;D

Before we wrap things up here, I have one more combo clip. The following is to emphasize the importance of teamwork, and sometimes, “carrying” a teammate may just be part of the job.

If you would like to take part in some interactive Apex Legends to thwart Nitro Punk’s efforts, or just enjoy some premium content, launch that jump pad and hop on over to Mixer and watch our dude in action.

This is not the 5 Clip stint in it’s full glory. Think of it as a test. After this write, I will be asking for game clips from other games and doing a more comprehensive breakdown with what is going on. Hopefully these bits will ultimately feel like “plays of the week.” But I’m going to need those clips!

Thanks for the support kids, and I’ll be back next week for 5 Clips from Modern Warfare and a breakdown of Apex Legend’s Bangalore character efficiency!

If you’d like to be part of the 5 Clips for next week, please send me your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare clips from the past week! You can leave them as a comment, reach me on Twitter or on my Discord.

Be kind and stay fantastic,

SatisJaxon;D

5 Questions With Mizu Gaming

We are all gamers aren’t we? I know that I am. I’ve been immersed in the digital daze for quite some time now. Gaming was once deemed a waste of time; However, over my life it has become a viable career path.

Video games alone are a multi billion dollar industry. But we weren’t talking about the developers were we? No, we are all gamers here, right? So let’s get to the good stuff!

According to Esportsearning.com, there are a handful of gamers who made it to the millions, a bit more who are pulling around SIX figures a year! The average of course is around 40-60k a year, and depending on where you live is a decent salary for doing something that you are passionate for. I mean that’s the dream, isn’t it? Doing what you love for a living?

This edition of 5 Questions is bigger than any one person. We will be shining a light on an organization, built by gamers with real world business experience, to aide others down the path to their respective goals.

Without further ado, I present to you,

5 Questions With Mizu:

(Image Credit: Property of Mizu Gaming)

Q: What is it exactly that Mizu does?

A: Mizu is a multiplatform entertainment organization currently employing content creators, pro players, and artists.  Our organization has its own Twitch, Mixer and YouTube channels devoted to unique and exclusive content not seen on any other stations.  We also have two pro teams playing Apex Legends, and we are currently recruiting members for a League of Legends pro team.  We intend to field teams across multiple game franchises, to help us achieve the goal of winning championships. Lastly, we are contracting with designers and artists to bring cutting edge merchandise to the global gaming community.  

 

Q: What was the inspiration behind starting Mizu Gaming?

A: Our founders met during one of Pixel Peet’s streams back in early 2019.  As they began to play Halo together, they found they had friends in common across the Swat Nation and the Halo community at large.  During the fall of 2019 they began to discuss the way organizations within the gaming community tended to focus on the people at the top levels of the orgs and not the folks who drove the engine of success.  They decided to bring a new paradigm to the industry.  The goal of Mizu Gaming, and the Mizu Entertainment Group is to empower our members and help them achieve their dreams.   Our founders have 45 years of combined business experience which allows them to see unique talents which may have been overlooked by other organizations.  Our mission statement governs everything we do:  If you want to go quick, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.  Mizu believes that if we do everything in our power to make our content creators and pro players successful, that will in turn make all of the Mizu brands successful.  You cannot have one without the other.  On the surface we appear to be focused on content creation and pro players, while behind the scenes, we advise our members on legal matters, contractual matters, assist them setting up their personal brands and protecting them, we assist them with open broadcast software (OBS), and with unique transitions and overlays.  If we have members of the community who are attempting to negotiate a deal with a competing organization, we offer contract review and negotiation services.  Finally, all our members participate in our philanthropic arm, Mizu in Motion, during our annual events.  This year we are focused on the first responders in Australia who volunteered their time to save countless lives and homes, in some cases giving all to do so.  The event is on February 29th and will be broadcast on the Mizu Twitch channel.

 

Q: Where do you see Mizu, this time next year?

A: This time next year we expect to be broadcasting and simulcasting on multiple platforms on the Mizu Entertainment network.  In addition, we expect to be closing in on a championship in Apex and League of Legends, while expanding our pro teams to five unique game franchises.  We also have a very big project we expect to launch at the beginning of 2021 which will excite the gaming community around the world, so stay tuned!

 

Q: What would you consider Mizu’s strongest feature?

A: The creativity and drive of our members is by far our strongest feature.  This is a group of people who work tirelessly to bring unique, entertaining content to our audience.  Watching these folks is truly inspirational.  On any given day you can find several members in our “think tank” discord channel collaborating on new ideas for each person’s stream.  There is no hesitation about speaking their minds in constructive ways to further the project.  And despite competing with each other, our pro teams often bounce ideas and techniques off each other while developing winning strategies.  

 

Q: If you could say anything to those who aspire to join a gaming organization, what would it be?

A: Becoming part of an organization requires a tremendous amount of dedication to yourself, and the family you are joining.  When you are investigating an org, make sure you find a group who shares the values and vision of your brand.  Too many people sign with the first organization they find just so they can tell people “they are part of an org”, without regard to their own goals.  The first step in courting an org is to lay a good foundation on your stream, or in the game you play.  A good organization will help you build on that foundation and grow in the direction of your dreams.

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I have had an opportunity to get to know these guys pre-Mizu and I can tell you that their intentions are genuine. I’ve witnessed their motivation, their drive through all the advancements in so little time. Intent, and drive matched with the raw, untapped talent Mizu has acquired, I foresee a promising future.

You can contact Mizu Gaming at any one of the links below. Don’t forget to show your support on Feb 29th on the Mizu Twitch channel, also listed below.

simiansamurai@mizugaming.org

www.mizugaming.org

Twitch

Twitter

Instagram

Discord

 

Remember to be kind and stay fantastic,

SatisJaxon;D

And we are back!

I have been very busy with the last few stages in my life, but these last few months have been large strides.

I have been through a lot since I have started this blog. From Twitch streamer to Mixer, from moderator to graphic artist, I have been all over the place. And my one and only has been there right beside me! I love that woman, TinkoRoboto!

After this great silence I am coming back at you with greater news! We are back at writing! And not the fictional stories I ended on. Instead we have content headed your way!

We have a new discord to pair artist and streamers, I will be writing some more of my 5 questions interviews, as well as two more story types! 5 clips and 5games!

You will have to stay tuned in order to see what it is all about, but let’s do a little test real quick:

Looks like we are good to go with my top game clip write ups;D

Lastly my wife and I are working together on a graphic design team know as MaXon Illustrations! Come check us out for all your Branding needs!

Thanks for hanging around,

SatisJaxon;D

New Salem Chapter 2: Doctor Koronova

I woke in tremendous pain. Sure, my arms, legs, chest, and face felt like they were on fire…but that’s not what I meant. As I said before, I am a strong man, when it comes to the physical. What truly aches is the pain of loss. I laid there, awake, eyes still closed, quietly sobbing.

I lost everything…her. Ro.

“This I did not expect…” it was an odd accent, it hit consonants hard and went light on the vowels, “That savagery you displayed dispatching the demons…” He was obviously North Eastern Pangean.

I opened my eyes slowly, because I didn’t care enough to be startled. Without my stars to guide me I am lost. My life was now void. I was able to choke out a single request, “Please leave me be…”

Someone must’ve put me in bed, because I don’t recall leaving the square. I threw my legs over the side to sit up. I lazily sighed as I realized that I was blind in my right eye. Just another tally for the losses.

“I saw you in the square and thought to myself, ‘Ozomov, this is the one to help you.'” My eyes…eye focused on a thin man across the room.

He sat at a large desk, nothing too special just taking up a lot of space. It wasn’t exactly messy either, but there were books piled atop, not neatly, and papers the same. Order with a touch of chaos…and that is what I saw when he turned to me.

He had medium-long grey hair pulled back tightly into a ponytail, which bushed out the other side. He wore a ornate white mask, covered in carved spirals, that just barely covered his face. From below the mask he had a long grey beard that was tied off just in front of his heart. Between the mask and a long white lab coat, there wasn’t much skin showing, but it was enough to see most of him was covered in burns. His right hand looked to be the only thing unscathed.

“How rude of me,” He continued as he briskly crossed the room, just before he extended his normal hand out in greeting, “The name is Dr. Ozomov Koronova, first most expert in Demonology of New Salem.”

I looked to the floor and said nothing. Even with half the sight I was use to, I could see him out the corner of my eye. Ozomov, half turned and locked his arms behind his back. “I am reminded of a story…”

His story was actually a myth. He told me of the Legend of the Silver King. It dates back for hundreds of years, the creator gave the Silver Race the ability to snuff out demons. The Silver King, understanding the responsibility placed on his people, honed his skills becoming the most powerful of them all.

A little over a decade went by and the creator returned. He told the Silver Race that their task had been completed, and instructed them to relinquish their gift. The King glared down piercingly from his throne, he sensed a change in the creator, and refused.

The King’s disrespect bought him the cruelest punishment ever conceived. Bound kneeling on the floor of his throne room, and every man, woman, and child of the Silver Race was slashed open and dropped into the Kings arms. He held everyone he had ever known as their warm crimson spilled out onto his regal clothes, leaving their bodies cold and lifeless.

When the last corpse was heaved to the top of the pile in the back of the throne room, the creator asked one last time for the king to relinquish his gift. The Silver King, chained to the floor of his palace, bathed in the blood of his entire people, looked up at the creator with a single tainted tear on his cheek. The king pulled the chains tight as he lifted himself as upright as he possibly could, his rage burned wildly and beamed from his eyes as they seemed to attack the creator.

When the king finally spoke the room shook violently, his voice deep and booming,

We took an oath, for you…

Through gritted teeth…

To protect the innocent…

The irons around the kings wrists groaned…

And you take from us?!

The windows and portions of the walls and ceiling was starting to dissolve and blow away like dust in the wind.

I will give up this power, but not to you…

The creator lunged for the kings throat, but was left with a handful of what looked to be dandelion seeds, while the rest of him scattered. The corpses did the same pouring out of every opening in the dissolving castle.

There will be others worthy of carrying the mantle, and with my heir will dawn the rebirth of the Silver Race.

Ozomov went straight from the story to his point, “I believe you are the heir to the Silver King!” He continued, “…you even summoned his sword!”

He carried on like a fan boy for several minutes before I finally spoke,

“I don’t know what you expect, but I have nothing to offer you.”

The Doctor stood in silence for only a moment before he responded,

“I seek your help with a demon.”

By now a solid stream was flowing down one side of my face once again.

“I lost the only person I had ever cared about.” I welcomed the sting of my hands touching the still fresh wounds on my face as I try to hide it. “I just want to be left to die…”

Ozomov sat beside me on the bed, and gave me a reluctantly awkward pat on the back.

“Revenge…” His demeanor changed, the Doctor was real still as he elaborated, “I want revenge, for my wife, Lilly Anna, and my daughter, Delilah.”

I looked through my fingers over to his hands folded in his lap, fidgeting with his burnt fingers.

He continued, “They were to be my future, but now they are my past.”

His normal hand reached up to fix the mask on his face.

“All I have to look forward to is the return of that demon, from time to time, and I resign to the fact that I can do nothing.”

His tone and energy returned,”But now I have you!”

I thought about it a hundred times in a mere instant, and the more I thought about it, the more I knew that I wasn’t the only person who has felt this loss. Not only that, but to these demons.

“Let’s say I wanna help… “I lean lazily elbows on my knees, hands hanging toward the ground. “I don’t even know how to control whatever it is that is inside of me.”

“Well…” Ozomov slapped his knee, and immediately stood straight up. “We can figure that out.”

The Doctor reached out his hand as if to greet me once again, and this time I took it.

“By the way, my name is Kana.”

New Salem Chapter 1: The Descendant

It was her heart, what kept me going. Love can be a powerful thing, powerful enough to give someone as hopeless as I a reason to live. From the moment I first saw her she was the stars, beautiful but out of reach…or so I thought. Here she sits just before me, waiting on the question.

She went by Ro. It was a simple name, but there was nothing simple about her. She was always a step ahead of me no matter the plot. She knew what I was going to do before I did it, and this very moment is no different.

I invited her back to the place where we had met. We sat at the same flimsy table, drinking the same terrible coffee at this small outdoor bistro in the square. The square was busy, full of shoppers visiting the many other vendors that share a location with the bistro on a daily basis.

Our table was special. It rested at the foot of the Silver King’s fountain. Not that it was he that meant anything to us, rather it was the sound of the trickling water from the base of the King’s statue that drown out the sound of chattering public. It granted the illusion of privacy on such a populated ground.

If I were to be honest, I was also quite fond of the statue itself. The Silver King was said to be a warrior, who protected his people at the cost of his own life. which is probably why they depicted him holding his sword high in the air, as though he was about to thrust it downward to finish a foe. I often found myself daydreaming of being the King, because like him I am a large man. I am taller than most, and stronger. As to be expected of an orphan of New Salem. Only the strong survived.

Ro cleared her throat, as she often had to do to get my attention. I was not estranged to getting lost in my head. In fact I spent most of my time in thought. She cleared her throat again, and this time my eyes met hers.

“Kana….” I smile every time I hear my name roll off of her tongue, “I thought you had something to ask me?” She batted her eyes at me like you would see in a cartoon.

She was toying with me. She knew that for a self proclaimed strong man, that I was weak when it came to emotions. She had me by the balls and I knew it, too.

“Spit it out, big man.” She teased, “I know what you want to ask, but I want to hear you say it.”

She sat across from me, one elbow on the table, and her chin in the palm of her hand. She gazed up at me with a gentle grin, beautifully, impatiently waiting. She topped it off with the fingers of her opposite hand drumming on the table, “I’m waiting….”

I drew in the breath, but the words caught in my throat. Sheepishly, I cast my eyes from her, as I look to the crowd.

Dread is what I felt, at first for sharing, but then a jolt of fear that launched me to my feet toppling the table between us. The crowd around us had dispersed for the most part, many were still running, and for those who weren’t they were being drained of life or ripped apart. Ro also stood, at first in shock of wearing our breakfast, then the terror of impending doom.

Beasts were flooding the grounds. Ro and I stood in horror, as sensory overload caused time to stand still. We were force fed a sight of gratuitous gore and violence. There was no prejudice to the victims, all men, women, and children alike, were targeted, by a great, many, varying monsters.

Time seemed to coil back in place once I noticed the horned guerrilla barreling toward her. I shoved her to the ground, taking her place just before impact. Grasping at the horns, to ensure my flesh remained unscathed, it pushed me through the fountain, feet swept out from under me as I’m forced through the water, back crashing into the Silver King. It snarled and huffed and grunted. As it thrashed it saturated my face, chest, and arms with snot, drool and spit.

I held it back by the horns as best I could, until it started to let up pressure. Maybe to go for a second attempted gore, but I seized my opportunity. With the leverage I had on his horns, I flipped myself backward, hands down into the water and thrust both feet upward into the jaw of the monster shoving it’s skull into the King’s blade, or, at least, the other way around.

I was free of it’s grasp, but not its weight. It collapsed atop me, pinning me under water. It wasn’t a terrible struggle to shake loose, as I crawled out from beneath it. I burst out of the water, forcing it to crash over the side onto Ro, who was leaning over the edge of the fountain, reaching out for me.

“Kana!” She screamed, as I gasped for air, “…we have to get out of here!”

One of the few times I was unable to smile from her utterance of my name, I remained silent as I spoke with action. I sloshed over the side, dragging her toward the nearest building, just behind the bistro. A couple of the creatures noticed us, and the chase was on.

When we made it to the shop, we didn’t mind the door behind us, but the front was all glass regardless. We were over the counter, into the back as the glass crashed to the floor, upon the monsters’ entrance. The sound was startling as well as motivating, pushing me harder, making me reckless. I turned the corner quick, slamming my shoulder into the wall. Upon the contact, I could feel a buzz deep in my bones, and just as fast as it appeared, it faded.

I pulled Ro through the emergency escape, driving my shoulder through the door before heading up the steps. I felt the buzz again, but more like a quake, vibrating throughout my body. It faded just as before, but this time it was more intense.

The stairs were probably a poor choice, but the situation didn’t allow much time to diligently formulate a plan, no. I just kept moving, and luckily when the beasts broke through the doors at the bottom of the stairs, their impatience got the best of them. They flailed and clawed at each other, trying to push through as the other did the same. This gave us the time to hit the rooftop exit. I must admit I hit it a lot harder than I wanted to. Another shockwave pulsed inside me, but it was more than that… I could hear something, at first too quiet to make out, but then it became more clear. Low and gravely, the voice shook my very being, locking my knees to throw me through the door at the top of the landing and down onto my chest on the rooftop.

Ro was trying to pull me up off the roof as I fought the intrusive waves.

They’re all dead….

I was back to my feet, but I still had the aching remnants of the tremors, ringing in my bones. My hands were shaking as I peered over the edge of the roof. At least two stories up and fifteen feet to the next building…we were trapped.

“We will have to jump,” I said, “It’s our only–“my cliche was interrupted before completion, like a door being slammed in your face. Quite literally a door bashed me in the face, catching me across the bridge of my nose and my right eye. It came at me in pieces, like it exploded off the hinges, some even crashing into my chest tipping me over the side of the building, down onto the cold alley floor below.

When I looked back up to where I was before the fall. My vision was blurred, fading in and out, but I could see Ro hanging by her head. She must have jumped off after me, but one of the beasts caught her just over the edge. She didn’t struggle because her eyes were already black. I tried to call out to her…instead,

They’re…

This voice was not mine…

All…

It was deeper, gravely…

Dead…

It boomed, and carried over the whole town, rattling the earth like an aftershock.

Much was broken from the fall, and I could not move. My body ignored and rose on its own. My hands and feet wrapped with stripes of black and white, spiraling up and fraying at mid calf and forearm. The frays formed long thin tendrils that snapped around me violently like whips.

I was a passenger in my own body. Couldn’t control myself, I just had to hang in and watch it all go down. My hand reached out, and in the blink of an eye, it pulled back toward me, bringing Ro and the beast, to the ground before me, as though they were teleported through the air.

The monster dropped her right there. It snarled all the while it backed off. It was frightened. Why would it be frightened of me?!? I stepped over Ro, I wanted to reach down, or even speak to her…I couldn’t. My body stepped toward the creature despite my fear, despite my wishes.

Know now that the descendant of the Silver King is here…

We, the beast and I, both exited the alley and were back out into the square.

With my heir comes the rebirth of the Silver Race…

The grounds were now full of monsters once again, hundreds of them. They had all returned watching intently from every direction, looking down from rooftops, and even the horned guerrilla crawled out of the fountain to witness me raise both hands together over my head, and a sword, similar to the one on the statue, formed.

Demons be damned!

With a slash, one creature was turned into a bubbling, steaming, puddle of tar. The blade hissed as the tar burned off, leaving the steel in a thin stream of smoke.

Fear not these demons, my child…

I could feel him peering internally.

They’re all dead.

Now is the time for change.

Change can be a good thing, particularly when it can offer progress or self growth. I know it’s a shaky topic, this swap to Mixer, but it has opened a whole new world that wasn’t available to me right now on Twitch. So I have moved on, and though I have not had a full stream yet…I will soon.

On another front, I find it difficult to find topics to write about. Now this type of writing is not my normal style. Instead I like to write Fiction. Having said that, I think I’ll like to try to write some of my stories on here.

I have a total of 10 stories, maybe more, with about 50+ original characters, which I have worked on the last 17 years. Every story is in the same line up to an inevitable end. I will try to post it by chapter.

Bare in mind that I am not a professional writer, nor will this be edited so the writing you will see here will be in the rawest of forms. Well see how it goes.

Coming soon to a channel near you…

I didn’t come from money, I guess that’s where I learned the value of a dollar. That’s why most of what I make goes to the family, into our home. Family first ALWAYS. That being said my family does not need a computer for me to stream, nor can I justify just taking the money.

I thought about how I could get around the money issue, then it hit me… I don’t need to focus on a computer, for stream quality just yet. There are four aspects of my stream I could work on to increase quality with little to no cost.

Picture, lighting, content, and background are what’s important right now. Over the next few weeks I will be running tests with my set up to see what works the best, starting with the lighting and background.

Lighting is important, because your lighting can further degrade picture especially if you have a poor cam. It’s only common sense, if your cam is rough on the pick up, and it’s dark and hard to see, quality is low. Also if you’re going to rely on decor to be your background you’ll need to light it up!

I have no capability of a green screen, but where I lack on one front, I excel on another. Collectibles can be a suitable background especially for defining the streamer and welcoming small talk. I have plenty collectibles to fill a shelf.

Content is a little trickier. This is more than just the game you are playing. Charisma and a quick wit can be useful, but interactions with the chat are a crucial part of beings streamer. I will work on that.

Lastly, I need to upgrade my picture. Now this is the only step that will actually cost me money, so we will refrain, until we see how the light boost effects the feed.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any suggestions, go to menu then contact or message me on twitter @SatisJaxon.

Jax.

5 Questions with ReaperofHugs42

First things first, I need to apologize for the lengthy pause in content. You just gotta understand that I was in no place to write, or even stream for that matter. I wasn’t in the right state of mind. In order to deliver the best quality content I chose to take a small break, and here I am, back with a vengeance!

Having said that, my friends, with no further ado, we start again with this bit o’ twitch knowledge that is advertising or networking.

The very first thing I did when I started twitch was to go from chat to chat and talk to folks. At first this was in the hopes to learn how to do it, what is important, and also what not to do. Through this I made some friends who still join in my streams and chat.

On that same front it is beneficial to have social media linked to your twitch channel, for all your stream updates and announcements. A simple tweet, done right, could possibly pull hundreds of views. Later on I will touch on some things you may forget to do with stream announcements.

For now let’s shine a light on our next streamer to grace us with 5 questions. I don’t know him very well, but from the few streams I have been able to make, I have witnessed his generosity toward other streamers, and just that positive energy. May I add, just so much energy! Without further ado…

Twitch.TV/ReaperofHugs42


1) It would seem that many of the higher level streamers stick with one material or game. How do you go about selecting the material that you choose to stream?

Reaper: I select whatever game i feel like playing that day. I like to give the audience a view of different games that i enjoy. They’re typically single player so i can interact with chat too!! Basically I pick whatever game i feel i can bring the most positive energy with that day.

2) Is there any advice you would give a new streamer, as not to negatively impact their brand?

Reaper: I would say Just ALWAYS network and invest in yourself. Make yourself some merch. Giveaway some if you can. Constantly reach out to others. Start a hashtag on social media and just keep using it!! Make yourself stand out and memorable. Whether it’s your color scheme, name, or logo.

3) How often would you consider to be a reasonable amount to stream?

Reaper: I’d say for streamers starting, about 3 to 4 hours. Most people you will meet starting out come through networking and social media. Especially in hightly saturated games. I say spend 80% of the time networking, 10% of the time streaming, and 10% of the time in other’s streams getting to know your community.

4) How crucial a tool do you think social media is with streaming?

Reaper: Social media is king. It’s the best place to connect with other streamers and viewers and make friends!! Discord is highly underutilized. Be careful about who you follow though. There are many people who want to just use others and not build up those around you. Find those who you want to grow with and enjoy each other’s company.

5) If you could go back in time to when you first started streaming, what advice would you give your younger self?

Reaper: Just keep learning and trying. I honestly kinda just slapped everything together when i first started and continue to grow and learn. Immerse yourself in the community and really get to know your following!! I knew nothing about twitch when i started. I’ve come a long way, but have a long way to go!!


As explained, social media is an strong tool for the streamer. As such, it’s important to know how to best utilize your social media options. I have some opinions that I can share that very well may boost your social media game.

Types of posts:

I post several types of posts. The first of which is the future stream announcement. I post this one days in advance to announce any upcoming streams I have planed later in the week. The second is the going live post, and this is best used just before you are streaming for the day, obviously. And lastly the thank you post. The last post is important, because it highlights those who participate it your stream and, in turn, helps them as well.

Composition:

How you write something is just as important as what you write about. You need to keep your readers attention after you have grabbed said attention. This technique is capitalized on easily on twitter, due to the character lock. Since you can only use so many characters to express yourself, you can keep it short and to the point, without fear of rambling or becoming sidetracked.

Using the “#” and “@”:

The use of the “#” and the “@” is a big part of your post, because this is how you send your name out to the world. The best way I have found to use these on twitter is by adding them to their appropriate “tag.” So if you were playing a game of Halo, then you would #game and @Halo. “#” is used to link a general interest while the “@” we used to link the company responsible for the game. In doing so you would be pulling everyone who is following the “tag” game and everyone following the game “Halo.”

Your name:

You cannot forget to introduce yourself as if it is the first time meeting someone, because for the most part that is what you are trying to do, reach new people. The best way to introduce yourself and save characters is to use your actual twitch channel user name. For example Twitch.TV/(insertname).

The time:

If you want people to show up on time for your stream, you have to add your exact time. This includes your time zone, unless you are posting the going live “now”, for obvious reasons.

This is all I can think about as of right now and if I have any other opinions to share, I will do so. For now I’d like to thank ReaperofHugs42 for taking the time to answer these questions and giving us all the insight into the world of a successful twitch streamer. For anyone who wishes to check out ReaperofHugs42, his links are shared below:

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Inkcarceration Friday

So as some of you know, I am not one to be out in the crowd if not for a good reason. Most of the time that means when the kids want to go somewhere, or the wife or both. I rarely put myself out there, and few moments where I will willingly subject myself to the public, but this is one of them.

I had a blast at Inkcarceration, even the lesser known bands were doing a phenomenal job. Entertainment was at its peak! There was one instance where I couldn’t make out the band over the feed back, and because of that I can’t even tell you the band name. Otherwise this was a fantastic show. There are a few bands I will be calling out throughout this post, but we will get there. For now let’s talk about a little more Inkcarceration had to offer.

(Photo by: Amanda Jackson)

As far as I’m concerned most of food options at a festival are generally the same. Every booth throughout is the same, as well as at every other festival. This was not the case here. If I could go back and write down every vendor that was there on top of the variety of food offered, on top of the sheer quality of the food. Incredible job guys, just bravo! I’d like to give a special shout out to the Swat Food Truck. Had their fried Mac-N-Cheese Burger, just fantastic!

As I waited on the bands I came for, I had plenty to keep me busy. Between the tattoo vendors and the self guided tour of the Mansfield Reformatory. For those of you that do not know of this location it is a cinematic landmark. Most well known for its usage in the film Shawshank Redemption was also featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters. Now it has spent many years as a horror attraction known as the Blood Prison.

(Photo by: Me)

The bands. That’s why I went, three specifically. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Taking Back Sunday, and, of course, Shinedown.

First and foremost, I wanna give a shout out to Fozzy. Haven’t heard a lot from them but it didn’t matter. The energy brought out on stage, by the entire crew was spectacular. They gave a real show, which you would expect out of someone like Chris Jericho, with such an outstanding career in entertainment, to start, but the rest of the guys held up to that standard. And as Chris said, Fozzy kicked our ass.

(Photo by: Me)

From there I go to Red Jumpsuit, who definitely delivered. The very same energy you get on record, is what you get live. The set was awesome and I couldn’t have asked for better sound, especially live I was very happy. Wish I could have moved in closer for a picture. Maybe next time.

Taking Back Sunday. I was so excited to see these guys, because it has been some kind of ride to get to where we are today. I didn’t like the band when they first started years ago, but they inevitably won me over. The creativity in their craft, with the sound, interaction with the crowd, and my personal favorite, the way Adam, lead vocal, spins the mic and hurls it into the air before the next verse. They made damn sure that I didn’t even want to leave.

(Photo by: Amanda Jackson)

I will tell you what, Inkcarceration was my third time watching Shinedown. They are an incredible group of guys. Their message is positive in recording and so much more in person. It is a common, yet refreshing to see people urging others to be kind to one another.

(Photo by: Amanda Jackson)

I have been a Shinedown fan from the beginning, when I was but a kid, begging my dad for that first album. My first song was “45“, and I thought that it was a pipe dream to hear that song live. Every album they released has been outrageously good, so the set list isn’t important. You will have a good time because they will have a good time. And yet, the first two shows I heard the first verse of the song and one chorus. Not this time though, I felt blessed to get my favorite song in its entirety and the entire rest of their set was icing on the cake!

(Photo by: Amanda Jackson)

Safe to say that I loved the event. I loved the music and I loved that I was able to share this experience with my wife, Amanda, sister-in-law, Christina, and my brother, Dan. Thanks for reading, supporting, and all around being awesome. I appreciate everything you, the reader, give, your time and consideration.

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Story of my life…

By no means will this be a chronicling of my entire historical background. No, I am simply touching on one of the biggest parts of my life. I am a gamer. Though I have spent hours on top of days gaming before, I never considered my self a gamer until Halo.

Back then I went by Fr3wT, and Halo was the game that hooked me. I wanted to play Halo all day every day. I pretty much did just that. As did my Stepbrother and my best friend. My buddy Lupes made that addiction even worse.

Upon the release of Halo 2 I hit two major milestones. The first was the introduction to clans and online communities. My friend became a member of a clan that pushed us farther into the Halo 2 community. We were never alone, never less than a full party.

The second milestone was the LAN where I met my wife. This wasn’t the first time we spoke, but it was the first time we truly met. She went by Tink, and she joined the ranks of our local Halo crew. By Halo 3, we were a thing.

Halo 3 was another defining moment in our lives, and also one of my largest regrets. First, I founded my own clan/community known as With The Assist. We were inseparable and unstoppable until Tink and I found out we were gonna be parents.

Now I may be remembering this out of order, but when I got the next clan invite I took it as to relieve responsibilities and still have community. This is easily one of my biggest regrets. When I left WTA it fell apart. For that I am sorry.

From WTA to CdG I did move. One community to the next it still felt like home. All the way up to Destiny. Halo changed the most upon the departure of Bungie. It had always been an evolving game but many of CdG didn’t like its direction. Many of the Cirques went to Call of Duty, Titan Fall, or Destiny. I took a break myself, and focused on work and family.

It was years of me barely playing anything at all. Gaming was about dead for me. I was beginning to think I was just growing out of it, like I was too old for games now. Until the release of Apex Legends.

Apex was exciting and addictive, and it reminded me of something I had been missing. With every match I wanted more, and with every match it drove me closer to my true home. Halo. I am at Halo 5, and it’s not CE…or 2 or 3. It’s not reach, nor is it 4. They are all their own respective entities and they are all home.

To close, I am not a try hard, and I will never be. I am not the best and I have never claimed to be. One thing I can promise is that I am authentic.

I am me, the whole me, and nothing but the me.

100% SatisJaxon guaranteed.